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Yes I can!

In 2014, I worked really hard to lose weight and finally got down to my lowest weight. I maintained that for awhile until I hurt my ankle and things started getting stressful at work. I found comfort in the food I ate and felt instant gratification. Needless to say, due to my unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise brings me to my highest weight. About 8 months ago I found out I was prediabetic, and I tried so hard at first to get the weight off and nothing worked. Eventually, I gave up and reverted back to old habits. I remember looking at photos of when I was smaller and feeling down about myself. Honestly, I was just being plain negative...

Today that ends, I am no longer going to look in the mirror and feel sorry for myself. I'm going to change, and I know I can do it. I had someone remind me today that instead of looking at those old pictures of myself and feeling bad I should see that it is something that I can and will do. I've done it once, and I'll do it again. I know it's not going to be easy, but I want to live the healthiest life possible and be there for my husband, son and future children. 

Starting today, I am going to keep a daily journal of my food, feelings, accomplishments, and what I can do better the next day. Then when I feel discouraged I can look back at all the good I have done for my health. I'm going to need a lot of love and support as I make a lifestyle change. I'm going to be making inspirational posts and hopefully blogging much more. My hope is I can inspire others to be their best selves and love their body. I love who I am, but I want to chase my kids around the yard and live a long healthy life. 

(May this picture serve as my reminder that I can and will achieve my goals if I put my mind to it.)


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