Weight-loss and exercise can be challenging. It takes hard work, dedication, and a commitment to change. I find weight-loss stories very inspiring and that is why I am so excited to share this one. This is the first of a series of guest posts by Kathy whose incredible story is sure to be an inspiration.
When it came to healthy eating and regular exercise I figured that I should work on it but there was always tomorrow. I would start eating healthier in the morning but by afternoon, when I wanted to eat something, I would say I will do it tomorrow. It seems like every day of my life, I would start a “diet”. I have lost and gained more weight than I care to even count. It just never really worked or should I say, I never had the “will power” to stick with it. Now it isn’t as if I didn’t think about it. I was so self conscious about all of the weight. Physically, I felt horrible. I even came to the realization that my obesity would eventually cost me my life. Do you think that would have shocked me into taking control??? No, it really didn’t. The reason why…I am addicted to food. It’s isn’t an excuse, it is a fact.
I am so excited to tell you that I have found a way to take control of the addiction and lead a very happy, healthy life. I know that you probably have heard this before but “If I can do it, you can do it!” You really can! I want to tell you how I came to lose 105 pounds a little over 4 years ago and let you know some things that I have learned along the way. Some simple things that can help you lose weight whether you want to lose 5 pounds or 105 pounds.
First let me tell you how I did it. It is very simple and I always say that I did it the old fashioned way. Diet and exercise. When I say diet, I don’t mean an actual weight loss plan that you go on and go off when you reach your goal. All of the years that I have tried to “diet” I always had a sense of just 10 more pounds, or 5 more pounds. Do you know what that leads to… when I get there I can eat again. That is why the weight came back on with some extra pounds. There will never be an end to this diet. It is a change that you will make for the rest of your life.
I’m so excited to have Kathy contribute her story. Next Wednesday she’ll discuss in her approach to food, including what she ate to help her lose 105 pounds. Do you have any questions for Kathy? Please send any questions through this form.