I was fat for a reason, not just because I over eat
I know the scientific reason that I was overweight. Illness & medication led me to over eat, eat too many calories and as a result I gained and gained until I didn’t recognise myself any more.
I sat up and realised that and did something about it. I’m still on my journey and I do have more weight to lose. I’m no longer overweight but in terms of my own personal growth I have more body fat to shift.
So the point of this post?
Well I think there’s a deeper meaning to my journey. A deeper reason why I was given the problems I had been given, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, all of that.
I truly think it’s because I was supposed to help other women. Without the journey I’ve been on I wouldn’t be able to achieve that.
Sure I can head off to uni and get a degree to understand the facts and genetics etc, but that wouldn’t give me the experience. That wouldn’t give me the empathy to understand exactly how you feel, exactly what you’re going through, the challenges you face and the feelings you have. No one can teach you that.
This week has been enlightening to say the least. Each and every member of my club has lost weight, and are getting to know each other in the private facebook group. It really is a lovely supporting place to be.
Not only that, I have one brave lady who suffers so bad with anxiety that she can’t leave the house and finds it hard to interact with other people, even online, but guess what… she’s doing it! I am so proud of her. And you know what, I’ve helped her to do that. Me… and words can’t express how proud that makes me feel.
Please don’t read this and think I’m blowing my own trumpet. It really isn’t that. What I’m trying to say is. I know hand on heart the fears you have, the dread you have, the brick wall you’re constantly hitting.
Anyway. Check these out! Two ladies have posted their before and now pictures and I think you’d agree that the progress they’ve made is quite amazing.