Sunday, June 26, 2011
I have always put everything/everyone else before myself. I'm not saying that this is necessarily a bad thing but in return I haven't always taken proper care of myself. I had a husband and kids to raise. So as most wives/moms they put everything else before themselves.
I have been taking much better care of my nutrition/health in the last several years. I have been on SP for a little over 3 years now. I have had great success with my weightloss right before and since joining SP. I don't always log on and track like I should but I am ALWAYS aware of everything that I put in my mouth. I feel much better than I did prior to changing my eating habits. I have always been negative and extremely down on myself. I am finally starting to learn to love me and accept me.
I recently enrolled in a well know hair academy to get my cosmetology license. I used to be a salon co-owner working on an apprenticeship to get my license but I let everything get in my way. Whether it was trying to keep up with who/whatever my ex was doing or running 3 teenagers around all over creation and back. I was 140 pounds heavier than I am now and lacked the confidence and physical ability to be successful in my career. My partner and I wound up selling the salon and I floated around to various positions in sales and customer service but was never really happy with anything that I was doing and never felt the degree of success that I had felt when I was in a salon.
Since enrolling in school I have never been happier. I realize that this is the first thing that I have done for ME in a very long time. My attitude about everything is so much more positive. I don't know when I have ever been happier. I still get tired and have a long way to go in my weight loss but I feel better than I ever have about myself. My now ex husband told me a year or so ago that I would never be successful. Well look at me now!!! I am not out of school yet but when I am I plan on owning another salon and being more successful than ever. I WILL continue to lose weight and share my story with other people who feel they will never make it. I want to help others look and feel beautiful about themselves. It is so important for us to believe in ourselves even if no one else does. I've waited 42 years to love myself and I am finally here. I am successful!!!