I hope you're all doing well! I'm very excited to finally share an update on me ... well, excited maybe isn't the exact feeling, but maybe it is ...
You see, with the help and support of my friend Kae Whang, I'm here to finally admit to everyone (and most importantly, myself) that I've gained back a significant amount of weight. I honestly don't know exactly how much, but I guess I'm about 60 lbs shy of my highest weight ever.
I didn't wake up one morning and decide to give up all my hard work and gain the weight back. It just happened, one unhealthy choice at a time. Life is great, but life is hard too. And more often than not, I gave in to old habits of falling back to food for comfort, than sticking it out and making the healthier choice.
Notice I said "healthier" choice". Not "bad" choice. Not "wrong" choice. One of the biggest things I've learned is that life isn't as simple as "good" choices vs "bad" choices. What I've learned is that if I want to live the very best life I possibly can, I must learn balance. Balance in my life as a single parent, daughter, friend, employee, volunteer, domestic abuse survivor, and food addict ... I've learned that no matter what happens, I will always have a choice - left or right, up or down, right or wrong, good or bad.
My life now is about making fit decisions. Making decisions or choices that may be right, they may be wrong, but in the big picture that is my life, I will make the fit choice. The fit decision. That means sometimes, I'll be "good" and skip dessert. And that means there will be times that I'll have my cake and eat it too :) I must take time to learn about myself, because no one knows me better than me. Knowing that some times, I just have to have my cake. And it's ok to have my cake. I just can't have it all the time. Every day. With two servings of ice cream :)
So here I am, on my new journey pursuing a balanced life of fit decisions. This post is the final chapter of my life as "Secrets of a Former Fat Girl". I invite you to follow my new "sequel" if you will, at A Fit Decision. I am very blessed to count on Kae Whang as my friend and co-author of A Fit Decision. Kae has her own story to tell, but one that's similar to my own. We're embarking on new territory, and hope you'll join us for the ride!