The girl I use to be 100 lbs ago

The girl I use to be 100 lbs ago
girl I use to be with forced smile

Girl I use to be

The girl I use to be was ashamed of how she let herself get to be so overweight.  She hated going shopping because the styles she wanted to wear wouldn't fit her anyways.

The girl I use to be was depressed and wanted to sleep a lot.  She had no ambition to want to change for the better.  The children at her work kept her going but she was reminded by her limitations when she wanted to play basketball with them or sit on the floor.

The girl I use to be wasn't able to keep up with her 6 year old son that wanted to play at the park, run, swim, and wrestle.  She would have him watch tv instead so he would sit because that felt comfortable.

The girl I use to be was not confident in herself and would avoid all conflict at all costs.  She wouldn't want to rock the boat if something upset her.  She would smile but it would be forced smile.

girl I use to be

girl I use to be

The girl I use to be was suffering from high blood pressure, frequent headaches, knees going numb, and not sleeping well. She avoided the doctor because she knew everything the doctor would tell her. She knew the doctor would stress the importance of losing weight and how obese she was at a young age.

The girl I use to be was crying out and asking to be loved again with better food and better health.  She wanted to live for her son and see his children grow.

The girl I use to be knew that her lifestyle needed to change in getting herself healthy before she could gain the confidence to have healthy relationships.

I stand here today with the confidence to tell you that I lost 100 lbs with the help of Weight Watchers, working out, and surrounding myself with like-minded people.

My life has changed for the better and it continues to evolve into the life I want to live.  I have accomplished a marathon, speaking in front of others about my journey, developing Gwynspiration to inspire others, and set up challenges to help others.

My son is healthier because of it and he loves going bike riding with me during the summer.  I'm not on blood pressure medication anymore and can keep up with him at the playground.

I radiate confidence in the way I hold my posture and the way I talk to others. I love my life.  I don't feel that weight defines me but I am healthy because of losing 100 lbs since December 2011 to now. I encourage you to examine where you were and where you want to be next year. Start by writing it down and start now.

There is no reason to delay in sadness. You are worthy to say goodbye to the old you and in with the new you.

2013 wearing my 3xl shirt to Weight Watchers meeting

2013 wearing my 3xl shirt to Weight Watchers meeting

 

telling my story at my Weight Watchers meeting.  Excited to run in the Chicago Marathon

telling my story at my Weight Watchers meeting. Excited to run in the Chicago Marathon


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