Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Four years ago today, I was in the best shape of my LIFE! At my smallest, I weighed 129 pounds after tipping the scales at 217 pounds. I had been on the Medifast “diet” for eight months and was just getting used to being skinny. I was living in Virginia, working and trying to do my thing, whatever that was. I had very few friends (I really only hung out with Brenda!), was alone/by myself a lot outside of work, I didn’t have a boyfriend and although I was skinny, that didn’t necessarily mean I was happy.
Four years ago today, I met the man who would eventually be my husband. He literally walked into my life and swept me off my feet. Since we’ve been together, it's no secret that I have gained weight, but I’ve also gained a partner for life and I have been happier than I could have ever imagined.
In rationalizing my weight gain, I justify it as now I am “fat and happy.” I may not be as big as I have been before, but CAN you be thin and happy?? Or should it be HEALTHY and happy?
I think I’m going to go with that.