August 11, 2015

Healthy Living | The Real Reason I've Struggled with Losing Weight


I debated on sharing this, but I think you all have come to understand that honesty and openness is important to me.  What I'm about to share has increased my personal desire to lose weight and get healthy.  In the past year, shockingly, three people that attended our wedding last year have died of heart related issues.  The latest being my cousin's wife.  Only in her 30's, she had a heart attack and passed away as a result.  Her passing was a complete shock to our family and an eye opener to myself.

Since my last healthy living post, I have been thinking about the true reason I have struggled for so long to lose weight.  The obvious is that I was being lazy, but in some of the comments, a few people suggested that it has to be something deep down keeping me from losing weight.  I honestly couldn't put my finger on it until I saw one comment someone posted.

"You look great just like you are!"  This comment is one I've heard from so many people throughout my life.  "You carry your weight so well."  "You don't look like you weigh that much at all!"  From men to friends to even nurses in the doctors' office, I have always heard this and as silly as it may sound to some, when you're still receiving compliments, you tend to not think anything is wrong with how you look.

I recently had to sit down and realize that my weight has never really effected my appearance, but what it does effect is my heart, blood sugar and vision.  Just because people can't see your health issues on the outside doesn't mean that they aren't there.  You may look look great in your clothes now, but that doesn't mean you can't look even better at a smaller, healthier size.

Now that I do know the root of what's held me back, I want to keep pushing forward.  I've lost nine pounds down already.  I want to start doing weight loss progress pictures, but bare with me as I get more comfortable with the idea of it all.

What really holds you back from losing weight?  

God bless & stay fabellis,


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