Did you ever think you'd make it this far? Did you ever believe that after 10 months you'd have lost over 55 pounds and be at a weight you haven't seen since early high school? Well, I always believed it, deep down! It's taken you some time to come to terms with things. It's taken a few attempts to be READY to get healthy and accept that you are worth it! This journey isn't about becoming skinny. We both know that 'skinny' and 'healthy' are two very different things. Skinny is a disease...something you see in the media, something that people use to judge us by. Healthy is a state of being, it's not just weight but emotional health, activity level, happiness, acceptance of self, spirituality/belief system, and a support network! Healthy is where you've been working so hard to get!
Today you are wearing a size 16/18. On July 13th, 2011 you couldn't get a pair of 26/28 pants on and you were wearing a size 3XL scrubs! Now you have cute scrubs in an XL that are getting baggy on you! You started seeing a counsler who has helped you work through changes in your life and feel happier. You embraced a new relationship and then when you found that it wasn't right for you, you let it go without feeling inadequate or upset, like no one could ever want you again. You make healthier choices now and exercise regularly! You take the stairs instead of the elevator! Your last bloodwork showed healthy cholesterol levels, healthy bloodsugar, and general good health!!! Your new habits are improving your quality and quantity of life.
You still have a long road ahead. This is a journey you will be on for the rest of your life. But look how far you've already come!
|November 2011- Ireland|
|May 2012 - Newport|