Since today is Tuesday, I thought I might share a little bit of my story for "Transformation Tuesday"
This is me at around 220 pounds in December 2012
This is me at 140 pounds in December 2013
(look at how BIG my Buggy is now!)
I have now roughly lost 85 pounds. This is a huge, giant, amazing accomplishment! I don't think I have ever been more proud of myself in my entire life. It was the first picture that actually made me realize how miserable I was. I wasn't just miserable because of my weight either, but the person I had allowed myself to become. I was withdrawn, anxious, shy and quite honestly a doormat that other people stepped on repeatedly. I looked at this photo and thought "this is not me." And it wasn't me at all. It was a shell. I looked at that picture and knew that something had to change, I had to change. I was not happy and I couldn't be the wife and mother that I wanted to be if I wasn't even happy with myself. I was tired of letting people treat me poorly too. I didn't respect myself, so why on earth would anyone else give me respect. That was the moment I can look back on and say "this is when it all changed". I took a stand. I changed my life. It is so empowering to look at the second photo and know how damn hard I worked. I love everything I see in the photo. I see myself again. I see my strength and perseverance. This has not been an easy road. I have wanted to give up so many times. I still have problems with binge eating(more on that another time) and trigger foods. This hasn't been a means to an end sort of journey. There is no end. This is a lifestyle change. I will work at being healthy every single day. For my husband and Littles, but mostly for myself. There is so much more that I am working toward, but it feels good to look back a little and know that I CAN DO ANYTHING with Jesus, my husband by my side, and coffee.
All My Love,