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Why I chose a healthy lifestyle:

Sunday, August 12, 2018

It’s no secret: I love food. Pizza especially. And clearly, by my size, you can tell I have probably had a few too many slices over the years. But you see, I haven’t always been this heavy, and some even say “Well 212 isn’t THAT big”. But there’s a bigger picture. I’ve only been overweight for about 5 years. That’s it. The other 20 years of my life I was a normal healthy weight. However, since then I have overcome a destructive marriage, had a child, and my weight has bounced back and forth. And while my boyfriend may love me and tell me I’m beautiful no matter what, it’s deeper than that. I hurt. My back hurts, my hips, my feet... and I have a little girl to keep up with. My two year old isn’t going to slow down just because mommy can’t keep up. So I do it for her. I do it for the play dates at the park, or the walks around the trails. I do it so I can run and dance and be silly without having to worry about being able to walk the next day. I want to be comfortable in my own skin, but mostly I just want to be healthy and active.
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  • WANDA22607
    You can do it. Just keep your head up
    163 days ago
    You can do it, I share alot of your thoughts.
    163 days ago
    Yes! I’ve also been working on not giving food power by using strong words like “Love” and reserving those for people. I’ve stopped saying I love chocolate - I really like it, but I love my daughter and family and health and God ect... perspective
    163 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    163 days ago
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