It is so important to who we are to keep moving forward. Whether we have made little progress or a lot of progress...we still need to keep moving forward, even if it is a little step or a giant step.
I have been on the journey of releasing weight my whole life. I was 11 years old when weight decided to take up residency on my body. I have done most diet programs available to us. I have spent thousands of dollars trying to release the weight. I had always been taking tiny steps toward my goal, didn't get very far, but my weight has always consumed my life. I had never given up the dream of being a healthy thin size. I am now 45 years old and I am finally reaping the rewards of never giving up.
Sometimes I look back on my life and remember what people have said to me and believed those things were true. I even lived those thoughts as if they were true. However, as I am looking back at this journey we are on now, which we started 148 days ago....I realize for the first time, what people say are their own opinions. I know that I am not always going to be overweight, I know I am not always going to be sick, I know I am not always going to be depressed, or lazy, or use less...things that I once thought to be truth; no longer are for me. For me to write this blog this long....AMAZING!!! For me to be on this challenge of my weight since I was 11, shows that I will never give up. For me to share my story and my struggles with all of you show that I am one of the bravest women I know. For the first time in my entire life, I am truly proud of who I have become.
I want each and every one of you to be proud of yourselves. One thing that is most important to share is never give up on yourself. When you give up...everyone else will give up on you as well. People may try to stick it out a bit to help, but ultimately they will have given up as well. If you keep going and striving for the best for your life, people will stand by you supporting you, and striving for the same goals for you. It's true...I have experience in this. When I gave up on myself many times, no one really cared. Why, because you can expect other people to do what you are not willing to do for yourself. When you are will, so is everyone around you.
Take my husband for an example. I would say I was on a diet, but I would tell him to get me some ice-cream, go get me a bottle or two of wine, let's go ahead and order the pizza, let's stop at Taco Bell or McDonalds.....was I really on the diet, no....I said I was but I was not making the changes I needed for myself. So instead of arguing with me, my husband would honor my wants. But now that I have made the changes my body requires, my husband will only bring home healthy food and he won't even ask me if I want the junk or wine. He stands by me now, because I no longer am giving up on myself.
It definitely takes something to make changes, but when you are truly ready as I am, it will happen. Doing the spiritual work on myself and making sure I am giving my body what it needs is making all the difference in the world. I feel so much better than when I started. I am actually breathing better, my skin does not hurt, I have energy that I did not have before. It is an amazing feeling. I don't even get sick the way I used to. When you finally take care of yourself and your body, your body will always take care of you.
Keep taking those steps forward my friends. Even if they are little steps, you are still taking them. Celebrate your triumphs that you are making. YOU are the most IMPORTANT person in YOUR LIFE. Keep up the amazing work!!! I am so proud of all YOU!!!
Have an amazing day. Until we meet again.