This is a fellow Health Coach, Heather. She is now living “Free To Be and Do Many New Things”. Her story is powerful and she explains her journey beautifully.
March 2014 –
Two weeks ago, I hit a 100 pound weight loss! It’s so hard to process that, ONE HUNDRED POUNDS GONE! That’s 100 pounds I am no longer carrying around on my body. To say I feel “lighter” both physically, mentally and emotionally would be an understatement!
I hear so often, when I share a before photo, but you are pretty in that picture. Friends let me tell you: styling my hair and knowing how to wear makeup and finding a few articles of fairly cute clothing, to cover up my obesity, might give the impression that I had somehow managed to feel and look well, in-spite of the extra 130 pounds I was carrying on my frame.
This was a lie.
I was miserable. I was hurting, inside and out. I moved slow, I was exhausted and depressed. I was a mess! I just covered it up well.
And here’s the reality my friend, I still have days where I’m tired and sad, and worried and discouraged BUT I also have the energy, drive and determination to know, now, that those are feelings that come and go and that FOOD is NOT the fix for these feelings.
I told a few things to those closest to me, that I wanted to be able to do, once I was healthy. Never believing, truly, they could happen. Things as simple as tucking my jeans in boots…Now, DONE. Wearing a swimsuit and feeling okay in it…Now, DONE, next week when we go to Florida! And, one I didn’t share…riding on the back of a motorcycle with my husband after 18 years of avoiding it. Honestly, I was mortified to be on the back of the motorcycle and honestly I don’t think my husband could have held the bike up with both of us on it….but now I get to ride with him and enjoy this fun activity together!”