Last week, hubby and I were in a store and I was trying on clothes. I saw him looking at a shirt that I liked, but he didnít bring it over.
ďWhy didnít you get one?Ē
ďThey didnít have an extra largeĒ
ďHoney, Iím fitting into large nowÖ Itís a whole new world!Ē
And it really is.
One year ago I weighed 295 pounds. My knees hurt going up the stairs. I couldnít stand up from a chair or the floor without a struggle. I snored, loudly, and didnít sleep well. I had what I think were heart palpitations. I wore 4X tops and size 30 pants and felt I had so few choices, and those were dwindling. I was only 39 years old and felt nearly 60.
I am well on my way to a healthier me. Iíve lost 97 pounds in the past year through calorie counting, healthy eating, and exercise. Iíve slowly changed so many things about my life that itís staggering! And I feel Iím doing things I could do for life and not depriving myself horribly in the process. And Iíve changed in kind. I am still obese, yes, but can just do so much more! I have more energy than I thought possible. Whatís more, I feel in control of what I eat for the first time in my life.
So, here I am, on my one-year anniversary of starting this journey (to my best recollection Ė I started so slowly I donít even know the date) -- in Onederland for the first time in 16 years, and planning to go further. I feel like the road ahead is unknown Ė I canít recall what non-obesity is like Ė but I am so grateful to have a community of people to help me find the way!!!! Thanks to all at 3fc!!!