Yup... both. That isn't a typo.
The picture on my left, was not my heaviest of 350+ lbs, I never took a photo because I didn't think change was possible. The photo on the right, was the lowest I have been on this journey at 250 lbs. That's right, that is 250 lbs. in that photo.
Everything was fantastic, not because of my size, but because of the changes on the inside, in my mind, mindset, lost the victim mentality, started overcoming broke and homeless, so many things that the scale could never measure. Then I knew I needed help, and off to therapy I went. AMAZING therapy, but all of a sudden, I got stuck. Not a plateau... stuck. In a good way. I got to learn even more about myself, forgiveness of self and others, but it felt like a box had been opened and there there was something deep inside that I couldn't see, and didn't know what it was. I still don't.
After this I suffered a devastating knee injury that took me 17 months to recover... I grew even more as a person and in ability, I learned more about my body, and where my mind stops me. But, I could not move my body the way I needed to. After 17 months, all seemed right on track, to only find out, that it led to torn tendons in my other foot.... with a 4-6 month recovery.
No excuses. Just real life. A real life journey of someone who is fighting to get out of obesity, who keeps getting better, but the body never forgets where you came from.
This is the reality of life. Things keep happening, how we react to them is what changes.
I am not surprised that I have put on 30 lbs and that is part of this journey. Weight lost can be found again, it CAN be.... but it is up to us if we allow it to stay.
I keep my goals small and attainable, but challenging for sure. I don't want to set goals I know I can reach, I set goals that make me sweat. However, realistic.
So here I am.... in a range of gain and loss on the scale, while my personal, perfessional, and life gains continue to increase. I want to get back to the picture on the right.
And I am not going to do it on my own.
I am inviting you to join me... and to never feel alone again.
To join me, apply by emailing email@example.com subject: together