I really wanted to thank you for your support and encouragement. Being a heavy person for your entire life can not only be harmful for you health, but it can be horrible for living in today’s society. People are mean and you are CONSTANTLY judged by appearance. I can’t tell you the number of times people have said to me, “you have such a pretty face….it is such a shame”.
Sometimes I think about people who are scared for life or who have permanent disabilities and I feel guilty that I am not working harder at improving myself when I actually can.
Because of my weight loss, I have become even more outgoing and more confident. I have become a role model for those trying to lose weight and even those trying to get through a step class at the gym.
Old friends and people I see every week always tell me how wonderful I look and I am finally starting to enjoy it! At first I was hurt thinking, “wow – I wonder what they thought of me before”. But now I realize how hard I have worked and how much I have accomplished.
This is the first time that I have actually committed to my New Year’s resolution from last year. I read an old journal entry (I write about once in 10 months) that described how horrible I felt being so heavy and not being able to lose weight. I am thrilled with the progress I have made and am confident that I will continue to take care of myself and even lose more weight.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for being there and guiding me on the right path.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!