I have been overweight most of my life, as a child, teen and adult.  As a child I was a little chubby; baby fat, people would say. As a teen, a little more chubby; hormones, they would say. As an adult, having babies, Hashimoto’s, they would say.  ENOUGH, I said!  And started on a journey of healthful eating, and some exercise, along with a meditation and mindfulness practice.  Wow!

Food, exercise, self-care – I found the right balance that works for my body and brain.  I did not struggle with the weight loss and have not struggled with maintenance, even through a pandemic, fires, relocation of our business and all the goods that come along with each of those. 

I created new habits, new ways of managing my time, and eat foods that fuels my body.  I have peace around my body and the food I eat in a way I never thought would exist for me.  I am so grateful for the support of Rocky, who cooks dinner every night, and has supported my journey from day 1 through today, day 507.  My kids, Jack and Madi, know how to make my breakfast, lunch and dinner, which they often do to help me when I need it.

I appreciate the acknowledgment and compliments and noticing from clients, friends and family.  It really does take a village for us all to be our best selves. 

Here is what I know today that I didn’t know 507 days ago:

  • I am worth the work.
  • If you work it, it works.
  • One day, meal, minute at a time.
  • The support of my family is needed and unending.
  • I did it!  And, if I can do it, anyone can!

Some people wait until their whole life is in order to start something that is difficult. You don’t need to wait. Life’s never going to put you in a position where you’ll be ready.

You just have to jump in.