It takes strength to admit you need to change. It takes humility to admit you are heading down a path that you don't want to. The hardest part of a weight loss journey is starting. It is deciding that you no longer want to keep the same habits that got you to this point. For me, it was the day the scale said 255lbs.
I was about to move. Literally 3 days from moving 300 miles away. I went to the doctor to refill one of my medicines before the move, so I had time to find a new doctor before it ran out. I stepped on the scale and almost cried. How had I let myself get to this point. That day, I made a decision. I couldn't keep going down this path. I joined WW(Formally Weight Watchers) that day. My mom had encouraged me to join for over 2 years and I decided I needed to do it.
I had been an athlete my entire life. I only stopped in college. I knew how to exercise, but I never learned how to eat and top of that I have PCOS which adds to the difficulty of weight loss. I tried a variety of things that were said the help with PCOS and weight loss, Keto to being a vegetarian. I knew I needed a low carb diet, which is why I failed at being a vegetarian and trying to lose weight. At the end of the day, I needed guidance to learn how to eat, so I gave WW a honest try and I finally saw success.
Now being 7 months into my journey, I can truly say, I found a plan that works for me and I am seeing true progress. I have seen plateaus and weight gain, along with losses, but I can honestly say getting to the point where I said I needed to start was the hardest part, because once you start, I mean truly start, you get addicted to seeing results. You become dedicated to bettering yourself, so much it becomes a hobby. Sure, some days I am discouraged, but I remember why I started. I remember the fear I felt.
I am so proud of you for considering starting. I am so proud of you for starting. I am so proud of you for wanting to better yourself, no matter what your why is. I know how hard it is to start, I was there and I am so proud of you.
My name is Mikala. I am here trying to figure out this thing called life.
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