Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I have truly been Blessed!!! It has been amazing and I feel so honored that so many of you are truly happy and excited about my weight loss success. Words can not express what I am feeling... With tears running down my face , I just want to Thank everyone for their words of encouragement, congratulations, support, friendships, but most of all their true feelings on their struggle with their weight loss journey.
This website has been my support to get through the day, it is a reminder that we are all in this together, that we have friends that are here to lend a ear, to give us support, advice, help us cope when we fall off the band wagon, and most of all not to judge one another.
I still take it one day at a time, because there are days that I do slip up, but I look at my family and then at myself and it's a reminder to me why I'm still here, what I am doing this for and for who I am doing this for. Yes, it's for my loving husband, my beautiful children, my adorable grandson, but most important of all for ME!!!
You have to decide for yourself to take this lifetime commitment, because it is not something you can do for 6,12, or even 18 months, it is forever. I look back at that day in 1999 when I was asked to get off the amusement park ride because I was to big. As I was walking down the ramp with tears rolling down my face I could feel the embarrassment, the shame, and everyone looking at me laughing and pointing.
At that very moment I knew I had to take control, that was the day I took my life back. It has been a very hard journey for me, but I still take it one day at a time, because we all have a purpose here. A reason why we should never give up our hopes, dreams, and what we want to accomplish. That purpose could be anything, because we are all children of God and because of that we are here to help one another in our time of need, rather it be for support, guidance, a lending ear, faith, love, and in hopes that we are not judge for what we look like, but for who we are and what we can accomplish. Together we can overcome anything!!!
Thank you everyone for your wonderful words of encouragement and love. I want to especially thank Grant with all my heart, because of him, I have given inspiration and touched so many lives with my story.
Thank you Grant for eveything, you have touched my heart and soul....