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Joined: 12/31/2013
My Story:
The real truth is that my weight is keeping me from living who I am...doing who I am. I'm 48 years old and I am very happy in a lot of areas of my life. But I have racked my brain to figure out why this weight issue hasn't been on my priority list, despite its impact on my life. (I have some ideas, of course) In my professional life, it is my job to care for others. I'd like to set a better example in taking care of my 'self' now. I'm trying to do a better job of walking in truth, and to be honest, I can't be myself if I keep making decisions based on fear. That is not my truth, even though it has become a way of dealing with my weight. My hope for myself now is that I can be afraid...but feel it and then push through it toward health and self-care, to expose myself to decisions that allow me to be and do who I really am.

These little stories are like messages we write to ourselves; small inspirations maybe. If that is so, then I need to tell myself to start saving up for a trip to the ocean because being who I am means getting into nature a lot more, being near the water, being close to beauty more often, and doing a lot of creative things!

Perhaps it's taken me 28 years to put on this weight. It's also taken me 28 years to find motivation based on health and self-love. I'm hoping so. I am scared today, even as I write this. I've lost weight before, for the wrong reasons. (Yes, you know it was for a man!) I am doing this now for me now...because I deserve to live a life full of adventure and connection and peace. I can't possibly live the way I want to if I am hurting when I walk up the stairs, if I can get up and down from the floor or do simple things like cross my legs. Today, I choose health.

I will do a lot of reaching out to this community because I need all the help I can get. I look forward to getting to know people in this community.

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It's something to celebrate! Congrats on your new start.
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