Once upon a time, I was 200 pounds. I didn’t wear shorts and I avoided having my picture taken. I got word that I had elevated blood pressure and that I was pre-diabetic. I went on a spiritual and physical journey and I lost 100 pounds. It was great! But there was residue.
It’s hard when you have the media telling you that the odds are stacked against you. It’s hurtful being told that I’m going to end up failing. That does a lot to you emotionally and mentally. I started getting too careful with calories and eating right. I began losing too much weight. Not good.
The thing is, I know myself better than anyone else does. I know that I will not gain the weight back. I’ve learned knew things about being healthy that has forever changed me. Plus, I like the way I eat. I’m not unhappy with that aspect at all. I’ve also learned not to turn to food for comfort.
The ultimate problem is that I’ve listened too much to statistics and people in the media being negative about keeping the weight off. I’ve let it cause me too much anxiety. I’m sick and tired of it. No one has the right to say that I, or anyone else for that matter, will put the weight back on.
The bottom line is that I’m a strong woman of God. I’ve been through a lot. I’m a fighter. If I have to fight the rest of my life, I know that I can do it. Chances are, you can too. Don’t let others doubt you. I will not let that happen any longer. I’m giving this to Jesus. Everything will work out in the end. It will for you, too!