Quickly, I am 33, married, two small kinds (2 and 7), a second career RN in hospice (love it). I am a vegetarian (yes, a fat one) since the age of 14. I love classic lit, Anthony Bourdain (even though he eats mostly meat), Pilates (when I feel confident) and I am trying to reconnect with my former artistic side (shelved when I became a mama).
I am going on vacation to Santo Domingo in one month. And once again, I am imagining the potential horrors of appearing before anyone in tropical-climate-appropriate attire, let alone a bathing suit. I can allready see myself pouting on the sidelines while my healthier hubby and son frolick in the sunshine, carefree. This idyllic vacation (and well-deserved after years of 50-60 hour work weeks) may just be another opportunity I don't take full advantage of, because I am 80+ pounds overweight.
So, at 33, I am again trying to get my mind and body to a place of health. I have struggled with clinical depression and panic attacks since adolescence, and my roller-coastering weight has only added to the mix. But I am not giving up, and I hope to find motivation and comaraderie here, so that I can stop missing out on the brilliant opportunities ahead.
| Pounds lost: 28.0