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Fat Attack: Bikini season is right around the corner, but all Iím looking for is an ankle-length turtleneck!

By Heather R. Breaux
April 16, 2008 at 10:59 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

I knew that it would happen. Iíve been there before and I feared Iíd be there again. I woke up this morning, looked in the mirror and I was fat.

I should have seen it coming from a thousand miles away. I should have known that as soon as I started ignoring my body that it would start asking for attention.

Iím no stranger to the losing weight. In fact, if youíre a faithful reader than you know that this isnít my first time in a battle with bulge.

The extra pounds come and go from time to time and itís a part of my life that Iíve accepted. I just wish I had the willpower to gain control of the situation.

And I probably do ... I just find more reasons to not workout or hit the gym.

I live less than three blocks from the West Bank Bridge Park, yet I have never taken advantage of the free walking trail.

Iíve been craving a treadmill, yet Iíve never made that purchase.

I even tell myself that Iíve gained weight because the past year has been medically stressful and that itís OK.

But the truth is that itís not OK. I donít like the extra pudge and Iím beginning to feel uncomfortable.

Here we are, less than two months away from the first day of summer and Iím running from the swimsuits, not jumping in them.

Iím always slim and trim during the winter and hiding behind a beach towel in the summer.

So, I suppose itís time to grab the bull by the horns and end this charade - mostly because I know better.

I know my body. I know what I need to eat and what I need to do to not only lose the weight, but to be healthy.

The last thing I need is a new diagnosis that closely relates to my mid-section.

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