The start of Something New
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Where do I even begin... I guess it all dates back to 2011 when I scraped my leg pretty terribly on my bike and contracted cellulitis. I put off seeing the doctor until the burning pain was too horrible and my friend forced me to go in. If i had waited one more day, they could have amputated my leg. Or worse... I could have died.
After being diagnosed I was ordered to sit and let my leg heal for a week. Sadly... after that week passed, I never really got back up. I was in PE, Personal wellness class, Track, I biked all the time and I would jog almost every night for 30 minutes and not even be out of breath. I was fit. I was "skinny". At least the skinniest I would ever be up to this point in my life. I began to eat more. More junk. More grease. More fatty foods. Slowly the scale inched up. I didn't think much of it, I wasn't too worried. Then one day... I hit 200 pounds. I was devastated. I told myself I would NEVER reach any higher, that I would lose those 30-40 pounds i had gained.
But that didn't happen.
I reached my highest weight of all time in early 2015. 275 pounds.
That's right. You heard it. 275.
I KNEW I had to do something about it. I moved in the summer of 2015 to Illinois. I became a waitress. I lost nearly 40 pounds by being on my feet all day. But then I began a job at Walmart, and gained nearly all of it back. I am now currently at 258 pounds. Only 17 away from my highest.
I NEED to lose this weight. For my health. For better self confidence and image. I want to love the skin I am in. I am determined to get this weight off me. NOW. By Gods grace and strength, I will. I can do all things through Christ that gives me strength.
This picture is me when I was around 275.