I spent 47 yrs being unhealthy and very unhappy. Spent the first 6 years of my life in a house with an extremely verbally/abusive alcoholic father. Mentally I have felt unworthy of truly being loved. I ate my way thru all those harsh feelings. I let them control me.
Have spent all my life with a weight issue. Was a size 18 all thru high school. Gained 20lbs with each child. Then after Mom passed 4 yrs ago…I ate to get thru the grief. In 2011 my size 22 grew very tight. I just couldn’t do it anymore. I did NOT want to get bigger. Enough was enough.
Had been a member of a gym for over a year through work and never went. Felt horrible walking in. Felt out of place. Everyone looked so in shape. But I didn’t give up. Not this time.
I also made a lot of changes at home. I gave up soda. Was a diet coke fiend. And started to eat extremely healthy. I knew there was no quick fixes. That this had to be a life style change. I hit the gym for 2 hours a day, 6 days a week. Started eating 5 times a day (300 calories each time). I knew if I was going to work so hard at the gym I had to fuel my body well with healthy things.
I won’t lie. It was hard. Many times I wanted to quit. But I didn’t. Yes I have bad days on occasion. But I don’t let a bad day ruin my journey to be fit and healthy. I just keep moving forward.
When I started in Jan 2012 I weighed 276lbs and was a size22/24. I am currently at 159lbs and a size 10. I earned this 117lb weight loss. I invested in ME…and achieved my dream.
I have been maintaining for almost 6 months. Very proud of myself. Its within us all if we only believe! Never lose hope. Never give up!