I have been looking at the transformation pictures of friends and ladies that want to share their journeys with me and reading all the great news about the amount of weight they have lost AND the changes in your bodies that they have noticed.
I am so proud of each and every one of you. My progress did not happen near as quickly as it did for the rest of you. 2 1/2 years later, I am 'almost' at the part of my journey where I can finally smile. I get very frustrated when those around me complain on how fat/big a certain part of their body is. When it truly isn't. Is it that they just want the attention? Are they looking for compliments? Do you honestly feel that you are making me feel better? I do NOT comment and I try to avoid any sharing of anything that I have done. I am still uncomfortable wearing proper fitting clothes. Yes, I do like loose fitting but it is great to be able to go into a regular store and buy something and it actually fits. I have gone from a size 26 to a size 10...my BMI started at 36.6 and was last read at 25.4 - this was my proudest number.
I have been told that I have motivated a few to start their own journey. That is my proudest moment. These ladies are at the point in their lives where I was 2 1/2 years ago. From these ladies, I get positive reinforcement. They don't complain that they haven't lost. We support eachother. We laugh at the same things about ourselves without making ourselves uncomfortable to what is being said.
This is something that I had to get off my chest. Enjoy your journey. Each and every one of you have to do your own. Remember, I also have a mental journey and I need support just like you do.
Until next time