Blog Prompt - How has weight loss changed my life?
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Well, the obvious answer is my clothes fit now.
But really this question digs deeper into my soul.
I had a really good self-image of the real me, the one living inside my shell. I am an honest and trustworthy person with confidence in my own abilities.
Weight loss has changed my outer shell and now I believe I walk with a better outward appearance, like an "I can do this, I did this!" attitude. I love when people stop me and ask me if I lost weight, but I love it because it gives me a chance to not only say yes, but to tell them how to do it too!
The questions I am asked most often are, How, How Long and Did you lose it by walking? The last is the difficult question because walking helped a lot, but walking didn't make me lose weight. Counting calories is how I lost weight, walking is how I burned extra calories to help me lose weight.
Back to the question, how has weight loss changed my life? I now make more intelligent selections of my foods and am eating so much healthier that I feel like I am glowing inside and out! And even on the days I don't feel like exercising I do still get in my walking. I feel better after a good long walk or an exercise session.
Weight loss has given me back my life!
**Thanks Marty! Yes, I have "walked in their shoes."
At 210, I definitely experienced Obesity and can relate to others still living with it. My goal in life is similar to SparkPeople's in that I would love to help anyone looking to take off this extra poundage.