Thank you for sharing your story. We all need that one thing that motivates us. Yours is your coat. I still need to find that thing that will inspire me to go all the way with my health. You gave me something to think about.
The young lady's comment at the end of this piece was an eye-opener for me. She said: For the first time I feel very comfortable with who I am and with what I will never be. It reminded me very much of the advice our pastor gives newlyweds when she performs marriage ceremonies. She says: Enjoy each other for who you are; forgive each other for who you are not. I spend more time with me than anyone is, of course, so I'm thinking that's the kind of relationship I need to have with myself. And I think that's a piece of the puzzle this young lady found. Great story.
wow! I feel like you might just be my clone! I had a very similiar experience....more than once I should add. Now, here I am...over 20 years since my last discouraging day....when I notice i'm packing on a few lbs, I start working on it right away. I don't want it to get out of control again. I'm getting to old now to keep going backwards.
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