I was tagged by the beautiful @healthyhapachick to share my @ww story. .
I began my journey, EXACTLY, two years ago TODAY! September 26 has a very special place in my heart because I (unknowingly) joined #ww for the first time on Sept 26, 2006 and 10 years, to the date, later I rejoined in 2016. Bananas!
This was my third attempt at #ww. I lost 60 lbs the first time around, 50 the second time, and as much as 60 lbs this time. I have lost the same 60 lbs, three times. .
I rejoined, two years ago, not knowing if I was really going to try. I joined because WW emailed me a promotion deal that was too good to pass up. I walked into my meeting and told my leader that I wasn’t sure if I was ready, but I’d try anyway.
That was the best uncertain moment I’ve ever had in my life. I was 207.4 lbs, not my heaviest, but definitely in the worst place I’ve ever been. I was unhappy, I was not in a good place. I never turned to alcohol, sex, or drugs. I turned to food. I remember setting up dinner plans with friends, but I always made sure to eat before I met up with them. That way, they didn’t see how much I really ate. I use to go to the drive-thru and eat in my car, alone. My car because my safe place; nobody would judge me there. .
I refused to date because I was afraid of rejection. Who would want an overweight, short, ugly girl? These thoughts were embedded in my head since childhood. I never forgot the teasing, my bullies, or the boys that wouldn’t date me because I was fat. I thought they won.
They didn’t win. I win! Although I am 20 lbs heavier today than I was last year, and a total of 25 from my lowest, I am happy! I am strong! I am living my best life. .
Everyday, I have to remind myself that I AM STRONG. I AM ENOUGH. I AM LOVED. I AM INSPIRING. I AM CAPABLE. I AM HERE.
I am not perfect. I struggle. E V E R Y D A Y !! But I won’t quit. I may take breaks and long pauses, but I always come home. WW is home.
I nominate @theshrinkingmomma @themuchomama and @the_fit_and_fabuless_mama to share their WW journey.