In December 2013 I weighed 245 lbs.
I was depressed, and suffered from anxiety and panic attacks. I completely disliked who I was as a person, felt worthless, and was completely disgusted at my body and the way that I looked. I couldn’t stand to look in the mirror or have my picture taken because I was ashamed of my body and myself. It was hard to have the energy to take care of our daughter; to get down on the floor to play with her. Plus, I was not being the role model she deserved. I wanted our daughter to grow up to learn to be confident; to love who she is and not be so paralyzed about living her life to the fullest all because of a number she would see on the scale, or the negative thoughts and feelings a woman can have due to the way she feels about her body, and feeling ashamed because of what lies in her heart and soul.
So, towards the end of December 2013 I had made the decision that it was time to start making changes and take back my life through healthy eating, exercise, and working on self-love and personal development.
To date, I have lost over 60 lbs (the last time I checked the scale. Those days are LONG gone for me now).
I truly understand how hard it is to stick to a nutrition plan, find the motivation to exercise, and be able to really dig deep when the going gets tough in order to keep working towards those personal goals.