What you see vs what I see can be drastically different at times. Let me first start by saying, I am oh so proud of how far I’ve come. I am 1/3 of who I was physically, but exponentially more available to those in my life. The physical changes are quite easy to see, and I do talk often of the mental changes as well! I went from a hermit in my parents house that couldn’t fit behind the wheel to drive, to nowadays shouting from the rooftops in hopes of showing folks they are worthy and can accomplish their dreams. Oh, and I’ve added a new piece of jewelry too thanks to @true.believr 😉💍 As a chronic over-thinker, and one resistant to change, sometimes my mind works against me. I know I’ve lost 336 pounds, but somedays what I see in the mirror doesn’t reflect that. I know my body is much more capable of things than before, but the pain due to skin and it getting in the way sometimes limits the full view of those changes. I would hands down take this deflated version of me as opposed to the overly inflated any day. Deflated does NOT mean defeated. This is merely the new battle in this war of overcoming obesity. Everyday may not be good, but you can find good in every day. Do. Hard. Things. ❤️ -
I cannot express how thankful I am to have all of you on my side as I enter this skin battle. Thanks to you, we have already raised almost $6,000!!! There is still a ways to go, but we have already come so far. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for supporting my dreams of a pain free life, and potentially even before the wedding. Your support here, your kind words, and helping to share/spread the word has been overwhelming. Thank you!