His 5th birthday was THE DAY. The day I realized I needed to make a change in my life. We were having several families over for the party. We were new to the area, and these were new friends, or even people I barely knew. It was all about my boy and the party that day, but right before everyone was due I went to change into nice clothing. And I discovered that absolutely nothing fit. At first I thought, maybe I'd accidently washed my shorts in hot water. But then ALL my other shorts were too tight. I finally got a pair buttoned and pulled out a XL blousey shirt that should cover the bulge above the shorts.... but it didn't. It just clung to me. Ugh. I felt bad too. I went to bed with a full stomach most nights and couldn't sleep. I felt uncomfortable, irritated and terminally in a bad mood, which is not the norm for me. But it was the new norm.
That day, after cleaning up after the party and everything was done, I got on the scales. I was very surprised to see that I was just under 200 lbs. I knew, in that moment, I had to decide. Was I going to do something? Was I going to do what it took to fix this? Or was I just going to let myself go and be done with this battle. It was a choice and I realized it was time to decide. It was up to me. No one else could fix this for me. Two years ago today I realized things had to change... and they did.
Today I am more than 50 lbs lighter (about what my 7 year old weighs!). But more importantly, I feel happy and comfortable in my skin. I sleep through the night and I recognize that woman in the mirror again. Those XLs have been replaced with S/Ms. My skin is clear, my moods are less erratic. I don't have stomach aches and I know my body so much better. But I still remember that feeling that day, the feeling of hopelessness. Like I wanted to make a change, but I had no idea of how to change. For me the answer was the Belly Fat Cure and even though I am not a diabetic, realizing sugar was a real problem for me.
Have you had that day? Did you make that change?