In 2000, I weighed 289 pounds at the prime age of 24. I was broken, in pain and destitute. I desperately wanted to lose the weight, but didn’t have the motivation or drive to start the journey.
Having hit rock bottom, this pain was my portal to change. I had a major surgery in 2000, with serious risks like stroke, paralysis—even death. I talked to myself and said, ”If I make it through this, I promise I’m going to lose this weight.”
And that’s exactly what I did.
I started immediately the day after my surgery and have kept on this path ever since; it’s one of the best decisions that I have made besides becoming a parent. It took me one year to lose 100 pounds. Slowly I shed the remaining weight and began engaging in more activities to stay fit.
I shifted my patterns and my mindset, which resulted in a healthier lifestyle. I changed my inner terrain and liberated that part of myself that brought me shame. Coming from a long family history of obesity and gluttony, it was the pathway out of toxicity and dysfunction in my own family.
When I lost the weight, I became more secure. The more secure I felt, the stronger I became. The stronger I became, the more boundaries I held. The more self love I engaged in, the less I fostered low frequency relationships. I liked feeling good. I liked feeling better. It just became my way of life.
I changed my relationship with food. It no longer covered up my pain. It nourished my body. I no longer fed my insecurities, I faced them head on and rose above them. I have healed and learned to manage the emotional baggage tied to body image that I carried with me from a young impressionable age.
I went through a total transformation. If I did it, I believe that you can too. I’m with you every step of the way. If you’re ready to make that change, contact me today.