Does the outer smile you show others portray who you are at your core? Does your outer appearance translate to your authentic self? Do you smile at others while inside beating yourself up because you feel like a failure, unbeautiful, unlovable, unworthy, unhealthy, and undeserving of happiness? Mine did. I held my head high with confidence daily in my business relationships, yet when the time came to lay my head down at night after stuffing my face with the unhealthiest food I could find, I was miserable. I used all of my energy daily on others and had none left for myself. I was broken, lost, unhappy, and dying an obese death inside and out. No More, my friends. My outer smile is exactly how I am smiling on the inside. I have so much love for myself now that food is not the basis of my life and I am able to spread that love to others without depleting myself of me, and at the end of the day, my cup is still full!
Am I worth it? Yes! Do I deserve to be beautiful, happy, healthy and lovable? You fricken bet! Walking this journey with my coach by my side has changed my life. It has given me complete peace. I live each day for myself and others and not for what I can or cannot eat. I eat to live, love and laugh. The days of beating myself up over the wrong choices I made are over. Feeling bloated, gassy and fat are over. I love the new me. Yes, I love what size I now am, but even more, I love the joy, peace, passion, and love that I get and give even more than I love food. I will never again be overweight, and I owe it to my coach, her constant toughness, and the journey she allowed me to experience through this process.
My life matters. I can have a long healthy life, one that allows me to contribute to this world I have been blessed to live in, if the Lord wills it. When I am called to be with my heavenly father, it won’t be because of the food I contaminated this beautiful body with.
“You are what you eat.” Yup! I am healthy and delicious (that comes from my husband)!