Very Important to Me!
I used to be an extremely large woman. A little over 3 years ago I had this awakening in my life and I have lost over 250 pounds. Although bariatric surgery may be an option for some I didn't want that for myself so I started watching everything I ate and exercising daily. I haven't had any processed food, sugar, or red meat since that day. I watch the number of carbs, fat, calories, and protein that I intake on a daily basis. I am almost obsessed with never going back to where I was when I started. Another plus of losing the weight slowly like I did is that it gives your body time to recover and therefore you do not end up with the excess skin that sometimes will happen when one loses weight too quickly. Before I lost my weight I was very down on myself and didn't believe I deserved good things in my life. Now I know that I was beautiful all along and that I just didn't realize it. The negative thing about the weight loss is that I had to learn again how to politely turn down some of the aggressive advances that I get from men now. I wasn't too good at this at first but all the weight loss has made me VERY confident and I am getting better at it every day. (Teehee what a bad negative huh?) I am enjoying life so much more thanks to my awakening to good nutrition!!!!