Today, I want to talk a little about my personal health journey. I hesitated more than a bit about posting the 'before and after' shots. It's hard (still very hard) for me to be comfortable with pictures. Too many years of hiding behind the camera or other people. However, I had shared a post at the end of April telling of my husband's amazing progress recovering from his surgery last winter. I had also talked about my own weight loss quest. At that time, I was 80 pounds less. Now, I'm proud to say that I'm closing in on 90 pounds and am only about 15 pounds away from my ultimate goal. For someone who has dealt with being overweight her whole life, that is a big accomplishment. (It's also hard to give yourself compliments or take them, I'm finding!)
I am very proud though. Really. So, being 'brave', on the left is me at the Heceta Head Lighthouse in 2013. On the right, me at the same spot, 2018. My husband kept saying there was a big difference, but it took him putting these pictures together for me to really see it.
I've done this with Weight Watchers (and, no, I don't work for them - LOL). The first time I joined WW was in order to lose some weight before our wedding. Well, next month, we will have been married 38 years. It only took a 'little' while for me to 'get it'. I think each of us has to figure out our own path in a journey to better health. For some, it's earlier in their lives. However, I don't think it's too late for anyone. I know that I will never, ever go back. I love being able to do so many more things.
As I said, it's been a bit scary for me to talk about this, but I hope that it will be an encouragement to someone else. Honestly. If anyone has questions or would like to talk about it with me, please feel free to reach out. No pressure. I want to help if I can. I have a great WW group that I attend. I'll be attending a group for the rest of my life. I need that support and accountability. And thank you all for being my friends!!
My promise to myself - NEVER QUITTING AGAIN!!