I’ve been on this journey for a long time. And honestly, even though I lost my weight years ago, I still consider myself on an unfinished journey. (But that’s another post!)
Today I wanted to share with you some of the questions I am frequently asked about my journey and how I respond.
If they ask:
How did you feel when you were heavy?
I felt horrible, ugly, like I had failed at life. I know this isn’t what I should have felt, but it’s the truth.
What was the hardest thing about losing 150 pounds?
The hardest thing was being afraid I would fail once again. That – and giving up chocolate for a while.
What was something that made you proud along your journey?
I was proud of a lot of things, but completing my first 5K was something I’ll never forget.
How did you keep going without quitting?
I remembered how I felt at 305 pounds and knew that if I quit I’d know that feeling again.
What did it feel like to reach your goal?
It was rewarding, scary, exhilarating and sobering. I knew I finally weighed what I was supposed to and I had some fear about maintaining.
What’s one piece of advise you can give?
My piece of advice is really two. Never give up on yourself and believe that you are worth it. Because you are.
What about you? Is there a question people ask you about healthy eating or weight loss? What’s your answer? Diane