My story in a nutshell ...
I had been thinking about it for too long. Tried to change things here and there but it was never very consistent or satisfying. This year I was tired, tired of my inabilities, of the excess weight that stopped me from breathing and enjoying my life.
I woke up one monday and accepted that I could not do it by myself but I had to do for myself. I surfed the internet for a dietitian, a professional who could may be stir me in the right direction. I found one luckily, called for an appointment which was on a wednesday.
We clicked, I cried, he asked me who I was doing this for? I said ME, ME first this year. He asked why? I answered : I want to be able to run ! I want to connect with my body and not hate it.
On a friday I came back for my first weigh in. It was the most difficult thing I had ever done. BUT I kept telling myself that I was on the road to a new journey to a new life and health.
Since then, I lost 22 kg (48.4 lbs). I workout 5/6 days a week, I am a size 10, sometimes even 8 and I feel amazing. You can do it too! We can do it!
I believe the trigger is different for everyone. The reasons are different. Most importantly : put yourself first and think of it as a gift to those who love and care about you. Those who want to see you flourish and be confident and happy.
Good luck to "those just starting out..."
Edited by: ANDRIANA11 at: 12/13/2012 (06:03)
| current weight: 24.0 over