I would say that for the majority of my life I have been overweight, well let’s be honest…Obese. Growing up overweight was difficult. It’s hard to blend in with the crowd when everyone is constantly pointing out how “fat” you are. The taunting and teasing took it’s toll on my emotional well being. I am an emotional eater. It didn’t take long for me to develop depression. Before I knew it I was a whopping 300 lbs. I have never been as low as I was that day I stepped on that scale and saw that number. It was my best friend’s wedding and, December 22nd, 2008. I remember that day to a T. I remember the feeling of just being sick. How did I allow myself to get to out of hand? I made a promise that I would make a change.
It was hard at first. I couldn’t even walk at a decent pace without having severe back pain. I started using the wii fit. That was where I really kicked things off. It was small victories I was celebrating. For example, baked vs fried..diet vs regular…only eating fast food 1-2 times a week vs everyday. Those little changes added up and before I knew it I was working out and eating well! It was an amazing feeling to finally have some control over myself. I still have my struggles, but I am so glad that I will never have to where that black size 22 bride’s maids dress ever again. Now I can finally say I am an owner of a little black dress and the feeling is amazing. If I can do this, you can do. Believe in yourself and push through. YOU CAN DO IT!