The myth of being "big boned"
I think it's very important to put aside all myths and stop trying to lay blame anywhere other than yourself.
Let's be very clear on this; there is no such thing as "big boned". Studies have shown that the bone size and density of a "big boned" person is almost the exact same as as a "normal" person (being truly "big boned" only accounts for about 10lbs). So if you've been using that as your excuse ....or one of your excuses, it's time to let it go and realize that the reason you are overweight is because you let yourself get that way. Of course there are extenuating circumstances for some; you were raised in an over-weight family and learned bad eating habits before you even knew about them. But the fact that you got overweight and the fact that you've let yourself stay overweight are two completely different things. There might be some extenuating circumstances for how you got to this point... I know there was for me, but there is no excuse for allowing yourself to stay overweight, other than you.
So now what do you do without the "big boned" excuse? I guess that's up to you, but first you have to understand, admit, and accept that you are the cause of your weight issues. No one else... just you. Along with that, you are the only person who can make the necessary changes and do something about it.
Where are you at in the process? Still just thinking about what you should do? How's that going for you? By now, you should at least be keeping good tabs on exactly what you're putting into your body. Hopefully by now you've started to make some changes to your daily routing; whether it's what you eat, how much you move your body, or hopefully both. By now you should've started to make some of the changes we've discussed; getting rid of the whites, counting calories, choosing lower calorie options, adjusting the ingredients of your meals to lower your calorie intake, cutting the soda/pop out of your diet... the one thing you shouldn't be doing is just sitting there. Do something... ANYTHING. When it comes to weight loss, anything is better than nothing. Do five pushups or five situps... get started. You've had enough time to think about it. Enough excuses for why you haven't done anything yet.
Do you want to live long enough to watch your kids graduate high school? College? How 'bout walking them down the isle? Fat isn't just unsightly... it's a killer. Your heart is working overtime trying to pump blood throughout your body. And there's only so much your ticker can take.
So... we're at the point where you need to do more than just read. You should be making changes. As I've said, start small. After all, Rome wasn't built in a day.
What do you eat for breakfast? Do you even eat breakfast? Start by swapping your cereal for low-sugar oatmeal, fruit, low-calorie yogurt, or eggs without a few of the yolks. Make that your start. Start your day and your changes on the right foot.
So we've taken away another potential excuse. NOW GET STARTED! Trust me, being fat only leads to being fatter, unless you actively do something to change that.