There is a new tv show on ABC Family called HUGE. I know, not really my target age group but it caught my interest. It put a smile on my face to watch a show and know that finally a network has decided to shed some light on the major issues that young teens face while growing up and also battling with their weight.
- Eating Disorders
- Family Acceptance
- Friends & Enemies
Although, I think that everyone should live a healthy live style I also believe that even if you are over weight you should not be judged because beneath the weight lies a person that has the same needs and desire as anyone else, love, respect, and acceptance. This is something that I am just starting to realize.
My weight loss journey started many years prior to my lapband, and it's an on going journey. Not everything can be blamed on my weight. Weight gain is an outward expression of inner struggles. In dealing with those struggles you seek comfort, which is easily obtainable through food. The more comfort you seek the more weight you gain and thus the cycle begins. As you deal with your weight loss you are force to deal with the sometimes suppressed issues that lie dormant (hidden) beneath the weight. Also, you are never told that your hormones change as your body drastically changes another challenge added to day to day life.
FEAR of failure is an ever present force, but I can't let that stop me because for the last 25 years I have allow fear to control me. No more excuses. We all have to continue to conqueur the speed bumps (or setbacks) that we are faced with in life and if you get knock down get right back up. Remind yourself of your final goal but remember to enjoy the ride. It may not always be easy but never give up, one day you will look back and realize "You did it!."