My Fat Confession

by Sherry Riter in Health,Self-Development  

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“Fat” is the dirty word for it.

“Overweight” is the politically correct word for it.

“Obese” is the doctor’s word for it.

There is a whole list of words used to describe having a lot of extra flesh on your body. It’s the kind that makes you have a full, rounded, unusually wide or thick form. A few of the words used to describe it are:

  • big-boned
  • chunky
  • pudgy
  • potbellied
  • bulky
  • meaty
  • thick
  • plump
  • roly-poly
  • abdominous
  • weighty
  • paunchy
  • tubby
  • rotund
  • flabby
  • heavyset
  • beefy
  • chubby
  • porky
  • heavy
  • large

When you get right down to it, in my book, it is just called fat.

During the year it took the doctors to diagnose my rash and sickness as an allergy to grain, I gained weight. My body was fighting against itself and the reaction caused a quick and rapid weight gain. I also was sicker than a dog most of the time.

grain allergy red face rash and swelling

grain allergy raw eyelid rash

I always talk about my grain allergy and I even mention the weight gain, but I have never come out and said exactly how much weight I gained. I’m 5’8.5″ tall. My frame is medium. I have long arms, legs and neck. Up until that point, the only time I had ever been “fat” was when I was pregnant. Even then, I didn’t gain weight until my seventh month of pregnancy which I promptly lost one month after giving birth.

So the grain allergy weight was a combination of fat and water retention. Over that horrendous year of trying to figure out what I was allergic to, I gained one hundred pounds. Yes, I really gained that much. After the allergy was discovered and I quit eating grain, I promptly lost all one hundred pounds in a few months.

Although it didn’t leave any stretch marks, saggy skin or scarring, I remember exactly what it felt like to be that overweight. I was always tired and every movement seemed like it took so much effort.

After the weight was lost, I was still left with the extra fat that menopause had decided to pack onto my body. When I gained weight, it was evenly distributed on my whole body. I also had that little puffy stomach thing going on below my belly button. So although I lost the allergy weight, I was still left with the menopause weight.

Besides needing to lose weight, I also needed vitamin supplements. According to the BMI chart, I had an unhealthy amount of fat on my body.

Fast forward to June 2015. That’s where I’m at now…the puffy little spot below my belly button, some all over evenly distributed fat, and lack of muscle tone.

If you read my Facebook or Twitter thread, you know that I not only lost 15 pounds already, but I have found fantastic all natural supplements. I would like to lose more weight and it keeps on coming off even though I haven’t started exercising yet. It’s been a lovely way to lose weight – fat falls off and I have an abundance of energy.

I want to lose 30 more pounds because I think that’s how much fat I have stuck all over my body. By losing that much weight, I will be doing my heart a huge favor. Actually, my whole body will thank me. When I have it all lost, I will post my before and after pictures.

Anyone else want to lose weight with me? You are guaranteed to lose 8-15 pounds during the first 8 days. There’s many of my readers that have already started losing weight and they also lost between 8-15 pounds their first 8 days. Do you want to join us in this weight loss journey? If so, I will be happy to share with you how I lost the first 15 pounds and we can lose weight together. Just leave a message below, send me an email or message me on Facebook.

Today I am very thankful that I know that I am allergic to grain so that I can avoid it. I’m also very thankful for natural supplements that have given me the missing vitamins and continue to help me lose weight.

I can’t wait to lose the rest of the this fat so you can see my weight loss journey because you KNOW that I am going to shout it from the rooftops. Actually, I’m going to brag like crazy and show you pictures.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bill Kelly June 14, 2015 at 7:24 am

RHR, I am so glad you shared your information with me. I was pretty much a Doubting Thomas until I lost those 14 pounds the first 8 days. I had tried everything, but this was easy, it worked, and I did not feel hungry. I have a long way to go, but this is a great start, and I am so very thankful to you for getting me on a healthy track again.


2 Sherry Riter June 14, 2015 at 9:21 am

🙂 I’m so happy that you are getting healthy Bill! It’s my pleasure to help you and I’m so glad you listened. 😀 14 pounds is SO awesome! Keep it up!


3 Kim Sands June 14, 2015 at 11:32 am

Hi Sherry, I would have had no idea that you had gained that much weight, your face is so beautiful and thin!
I did not have a weight gain like that with my grain allergy but I have always excercised my whole life, but after menopause I am struggling too with that stomach fat below my belly button. I would love to have your secret to lose 8 pounds.

Thank you for your writings.



4 Sherry Riter January 18, 2016 at 11:46 pm

It’s a new year and I definitely need to walk more because menopause is kicking in full swing now! LOL


5 Margaret M DeGeorge June 16, 2015 at 7:12 am

Dear Redhead,
I have read your blog often and you seem to be very health conscious. I am glad you have found a weight loss solution and hope it can be a lifelong solution. I am interested in hearing what your plan is. I’m pre-diabetic and want to reverse this to health. I would appreciate if you could forward you plan to me.


6 Sherry Riter June 25, 2015 at 9:56 am

Hi Margaret! I just sent you an email. I’m so happy to have found these supplements which WILL help me for the rest of my life. 🙂


7 weight loss he June 18, 2015 at 8:28 am

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Keep up the good writing.


8 Sherry Riter June 25, 2015 at 9:53 am

Thanks! 🙂


9 Brenda August 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Hi Sherry,
I am an (older) friend of Alyssa’s. She is a wonderful and I agree with every loving statement that you make about her. Today I read your blog to find out about her and am so happy to hear that she is so happy. She did share some of your dieting success, but I would love to receive a copy of the plan. I hope you will tell Alyssa that I say Hello and that I will write her an email very soon. Thanks, Brenda


10 rhonda ferguson October 17, 2016 at 10:23 am

hi sherry
I’m post menopausal and struggling with weight loss. i dont even know how to eat anymore .. so sad.. any help will be appreciated with love rhonda


11 Sherry Riter March 5, 2017 at 12:27 pm

The doctor told me that walking and exercise wasn’t enough. The only way to lose it is to lift weights. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. and Ugh. LOL!


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