I struggled with my weight starting around the age of 12. I tried a countless number of diets and became burnt out from constantly working at losing weight. I was exhausted and not only had days where I felt fat, but months. I thought I was big boned and was meant to be overweight until I finally lost the last of 60 pounds in 2008. When I hit my goal, I thought I was home free and would never go back to where I had started. At that time, the thing that was keeping me at my goal weight was fear. Fear of putting it all back on. Fear of failure. While I was successful with losing the weight, the battle didn’t end. I would argue that keeping the weight off is just as hard, if not harder than losing the weight because I knew what I needed to do but sometimes sticking to it just felt hard. I’m not telling you this to discourage you, but more to share my experience.
My success with weight loss is what inspired me to want to help others through their journey but it doesn’t mean I’m perfect. I strive to eat as clean and natural as possible but I do enjoy an occasional burger and fries and who doesn’t love pizza? I still have my ups and downs and consider myself a work in progress. While I have uncovered quite a few emotional ties to food, I’m still working through the stories that keep me stuck. And I do still get stuck. The good news is that I’m able to realize that I’m stuck much faster than in the past and I have tools and support to help me find clarity.
I wanted to open up to you to share my experience and the challenges I have encountered to show that you’re not alone if you experience something similar. I would love to hear more of your story in the comments below, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.