Saturday, August 29, 2009

Whatever Happened To Gilbert Grape?

First of all if you have never seen the above movie, I would reccomend you do. It is a movie staring, Johnny Depp and Leonardo Dicaprio, both of them much younger. It is a true story about a mother and her children and the hardships they deal with as a family. The mother struggles with morbid obesity, and one of the children have autism. It is an older movie. That movie haunted me and has lingered with me ever since. I won't tell you the rest of it. It was a very powerful, moving and touching movie.
So why would I mention it here, because since I have been ill and have gained some weight, I do not want to be that woman. Today I read a bloggers story and it was as if I had just read the story about my LIFE. It was a very brave, be real account of health issues and what to expect as we age and have to deal with all these things.
I like her wants it for health reasons, not to be a stick woman in a bikini, I want to have energy to walk longer, to not have sore legs, to help my present condition.
So far I have done fairly well, weighin is on the first of September. I have definately made progress and Joanna, the water hint is working for me, ice cold water with lemon slice and about 1 thin slices of cucumber. I drank more than I have in quite some time. So I hope all of you are well and on track, if your not,just get back on it. To our success


  1. Hi CInner-

    "What ever Happened To Gilbert Grape" is an excellent movie - a tell all of so many issues and how people survive. Heart wrenching.

    Have a wonderful Sunday
    Love Gail'

  2. read the book this summer; I didn't realize it was based on a true story.......

    good for you for making the choice to get healthy and working on it; a continual process with many battles, but just keep plugging on with it


  3. Gail, it was heart wrenching was'nt it. Have a great day my friend. BE well.

    Thanks Betty, that is what I am trying to do make healthy choices. onward and forward. Have a great day, Thanks for the kind words.

  4. Ok, thanks for the suggestion, I'll try to watch the movie.

  5. I loved that movie, you sound like you are doing quite well, remember it's you, you have to please, your the one getting weighed and dressing each day. Us bloggers are here to encourage and support each other.....always cheering each other on as we see part of ouself in each of the others. Keep going cinner your success will also be a bit of our success........:-) Hugs

  6. Hey Cinner, I never saw the movie but I will check it out now.
    Glad the water is working for you. I made a big pitcher myself this morning and will chug away throughout the day. Keep up the good work and have a great Sunday.

  7. I enjoyed that movie and found it all hard to watch at times. Yes, like you I want it for health. I want it for reclaiming my life. For being real. All those reasons.

    Here's to continually trying! Have a great week, girl!

  8. Thanks Holly, yes it was a sad movie,,,but it is one I will never forget.And yes heres to our health my friend. Take care.

    Joanna, thanks I have been drinking more water thanks to you so I am thrilled for your advice.Let me know what you think of the movie when you watch it. Will be by to visit this week. Take care.

    Bernie, thankyou for your support, it is great, how are you doing with Curves? Take care.

    Rafael, it is a good moving, kinda leaves you feeling a little unsettled at the ending. Take care.

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