She talks about being abandoned after seven years of marriage and how that affected her weight and self-esteem issues.
I ate nothing in moderation and I knew nothing about portion control. I ate until I was content, usually when I had over-eaten. I love chocolate and cheesey, crunchy things, so my daily snacks would consist of a Snickers and Cheetos. It was normal for me to have a dessert after lunch and dinner. I didn’t think twice about pulling up at a drive-thru window.
Not long after my divorce was final, my daddy passed. I noticed my gradual weight gain, but I couldn’t seem to get a handle on it. About a year later my brother passed and that was it. In my opinion, both my daddy and brother’s death could have been prevented if they had committed to healthy lifestyles.
She said her breakthrough point came when said enough and declared she was done with crying and complaining about things that she could change.
I then decided to make a list that consisted of two columns. I labeled the left side “Things That Are In My Power To Change.” The right column was labeled “Things Only God Can Change” and one by one I began to check things off the left side of my list. The right side? Well, let’s say I’ve been granted the serenity to accept them. They are in God’s hands.
How I Lost It: Through prayer and counseling I am now healing from emotional injuries; some I didn’t even know were there. I’m educating myself about my body, food and exercise. I am being transformed because I’m now committed to a life of healthy living.
Great article! Be sure to read the rest because she has some great tips on how to change your mindset, lose the weight and keep it off. I know first hand that the weight loss/eating healthy journey is not an easy one. Keeping focused, staying disciplined and depending on God are keys to getting there and staying.