She believed she could, so she did


The first time I saw this, I teared up a bit. Having been overweight, obese and morbidly obese my whole adult life (except a brief dip into normal weight after a stint with a national weight loss program), I was not friends with my body. I didn’t treat it well, I let it down and there were times I just didn’t care.

Then for some reason, I finally did.

People ask me about motivation and I don’t think I ever really had any. I do say it’s not wanting to be the woman in the commercial at the bottom of the stairs who can’t get up. I live alone, I was about to turn 49 and finally something clicked.  On January 2, 2013, I took the first step in my weight loss journey. I weighed 248 lbs. At 5 feet 2 inches, my BMI was 45.4 – well into the morbidly obese category.

And so, the adventure began …

I’m starting this blog for me, but by doing so, maybe someone else will get something out of it. I hope so.

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