Since today is the start of a new year, I thought I would give you the mother of all mothers in comparison pictures. I have to say, as I am typing this my hands are shaking.
The before picture actually makes my stomach hurt. It makes me want to cry. To reach out and tell that woman that no longer exists that there is a way out. You see, at that point I had given up. I believed at the time that I would just be fat until the day I died. 2 years later..........I have a new outlook.
My band has given me the greatest gift.....my life back.
I know my band doesn't do most of the work. That I have to work hard, eat right and exercise. But, it gave me the kick in the ass that I needed to get back on track. It gave me back hope. It gave me the courage to push myself. It made me love myself again.
And so to my band I say...............thank you, for teaching me that I AM WORTH SAVING!!! Thank you for helping me believe in myself again. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!