Update on Me and A Fit Decision

Hey everyone!

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!



Megan Fischer said...

Such a great post... and one that I think so many people in life can relate to. You should still be very proud of all your success and I have to say that you are an inspiration as a mother- especially a single mother - to see how much you care about those kids and what a fantastic upbringing they've had. I will be here to encourage you and cheer you on as you make the fit decisions for years to come. Cheers!

Diana said...

Thanks Michelle for posting an update. It's hard to admit a weight gain. I know because I did the same thing and have written about in my recent post.

I read Kae's post today and she sounds like me too. Great weight loss (-85 pounds for me) than a big weight gain (+40 pounds for me).

It's hard to get back on track, but it's not impossible.

We'll do this together!

San said...

earlier success was just practice to the greatness that is to come!! you totally can do this!!
Give me a "C" give me a "H",give me a "ELL" gooooooo "CHELL"!!!! ;)

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