It has been about six months since I posted Behind theWriting: My Weight Story post. I am glad to say I have almost reached my goal of losing 15 pounds! It has definitely been a process filled with baby steps and it did not happen overnight. I would like to share my journey with you all of what I am doing to accomplish my goal, keep off the weight, and stay healthy in a series of posts called My Skinny Diary :) I hope this inspires and motivates at least one person in this world dealing with the same problem of trying to lose those unwanted pounds.
When I first started to gain weight, I was in a state of denial. I could feel and notice that I am getting fatter, but I would not accept the fact that I am. I continued living my lifestyle by eating unhealthy food and doing no physical activities/exercises. I pretended that it was normal and that it was not bothering me. However, I was very unhappy inside; I looked less in the mirror and did not like to get dressed up as much. As a result, I just kept gaining more pounds.
I think my lowest point was when my beautiful sister came to visit and stay with us for two weeks. She lives in a different state, so it has been a few months since I have seen her. When she came and I saw her, she looked beautiful- very fit, healthy and skinny. I was very jealous and that’s when it hit me that I was unhappy of how I looked.
My sweet mother is the one who woke me up to change and lose weight. She is not the kind of mom who always points out your flaws, but she was very concerned and brought up the subject with me. She told me that I looked like a gained weight and I should do something about it. That’s when I realized that the solution was to change! If I continued to live the lifestyle I was living, I would just continue to gain weight and be unhappy. I decided and committed to change things in my life for a healthier me. I knew it was not going to be easy getting out of my comfort zone, letting go of my stubborn habits, and trying new things. However, I knew that the end result would be priceless.
Consistency, always trying, and patience was three things that I struggled with throughout this weight journey, but I am glad I am on this journey- was and still is very worth it! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and inspired you to also change if you are unhappy with how you are or look. All it takes is your decision to change and then it will go on from there. Look out for my next My Skinny Diary post to find out what I did to start this change!
Are you struggling with your weight? What made you realize to start losing weight?