I was looking back through my Facebook photos and found one of myself from back in 2009 prior to starting my weight loss journey I was 34 at the time. It’s shocking to me how much I’ve changed. I don’t have many pictures of myself prior to my weight loss because I was ashamed to get photographed.
I have dinner with my Mom & Sister every Friday evening and this last Friday we got a surprise visit from my Brother, Sister-In-Law and my Nephew. They showed up with a Pizza and some Pizza Dough Donuts. Fortunately for me I had already finished my meal and was not hungry. Even though they tried to insist that I partake of their food. Pizza is one of my major weaknesses when it comes to food but I’m glad to say that my discipline won over the temptation.
We sat around the table and had a fun talking about old times. It’s fascinating to me how much I allowed my weight to become my excuse from having a meaningful relationship with them. I was in a very dark place of my own making. I really love them and being around them but the fear of rejection and judgement kept me away. Losing this weight and learning to love myself has made me free to open up to them and welcome them back into my life. It’s these little things that make the most difference to me and continue to keep me motivated.