Getting healthy takes time and effort. But it wasn’t until I loved myself and cared about myself that I started losing weight and keeping it off. I used to go on a diet looking forward to eating things I was depriving myself in order to lose weight. But I don’t do diets any more. I changed the way I think about food and how and what I eat. And I move everyday whether walking or jogging or doing house chores.
My highest weight was 207 lbs. In February of 2018, I weighed about 190 lbs. I have lost over 50 lbs since then. I’m healthier and productive and feel my life is meaningful.
The truth is I started gaining weight 15 years ago when I was depressed. While I was managing my depression for the past 10 years or so, I wasn’t concerned about my weight enough to change.
Now, everyday I make healthy decisions about eating, hydrating myself and exercising and I sleep better, focus better, and accomplishing things that are important to me. Yes, losing weight feels great because I can wear smaller clothes. But ultimately, being healthier my mood is more stable and I feel a sense of well being majority of the time.
I don’t have secret powers. Only thing I do is I keep doing the same things everyday. Making healthy choices one after the other. Each action, each decision they all add up and matter.
You can do it too, if you want it enough to change in order to get healthier. I hope my story inspires and encourages someone even one person to feel they can do it too! Start today. It’s not too late. Start today.