A year ago, if you would have asked me my opinion of my body and how I felt about it, I would have had a very different answer than I do today. A year ago, I absolutely hated my body. HATED. I was overweight and at the heavies I had ever been, and feeling really depressed about it. Nothing fit, I was out of shape, and even simple activities were harder for me than they used to be. This was especially upsetting because, during high school and college, I had been very active in sports and was always in shape. However, living abroad and the move process back home had not been kind (or maybe too kind, in the form of pastries, breads and cheeses), and I was paying for it in a big way.
However, after we moved home from Europe, around mid-way through the summer, I decided that I needed to make a change. I was eating horribly, and I really wanted to get a grip on things and make a change for the better. I jumped on MyFitnessPal and started tracking everything that went into my mouth. I had done this before while we were in the NL (J and I did a “Biggest Loser” contest), but had gained back everything I had lost, plus another 10 pounds, when I quit tracking. It has been a very long (and oftentimes difficult) road, but I’m happy to say that, as of now, I’ve lost 60 pounds!
So, sitting here and typing this over a year later, I can honestly say that I am really happy with my body and quite comfortable in my own skin. I really never thought I’d be at this point again in my life, and there are a few things I’d like to change (mainly get stronger), but overall…I’m happy!