I began my weight loss journey when I was my heaviest weight at 251 pounds. I won a competition at work and then when the competition was over I realized my thinking hadn’t changed and I was not motivated to continue to lose weight. I work in a nursing facility and I was unable to keep up on the floor, lift without it exhausting me, or make it through one night of work without sweating buckets. I found the new well after memorial weekend last year after I met some of the women at a Club Northwest function.
People say it’s all about the journey. I have come to realize it is not all about the number on the scale. I now weigh 212.5 pounds which is 40 percent of my first goal. That is an accomplishment in itself. However, the true changes have been that my ability to keep up at my job has increased, my attitude has improved, and I am making friends who have similar goals of being healthy.
I have quite a ways to go on my journey and life obstacles never stop but I remind myself that I have not failed until I quit trying. For me, quitting is never an option. Coworkers have started asking me about my changes and my husband has even signed up for the new well. When I am asked how to get started I say pick one small thing and just do that for a while. Everyone deserves the choice to be healthy!