Friday, October 09, 2009
A poem I wrote recently!!
BY MELISSA BLACK
I'm on the journey of a lifetime
Where I'm fixing the physical part of me and also my mind.
I do not like what I let myself become.
Instead of facing problems I decided to run.
I kept everything in and told everyone I was OK,
but that doesn't work and it caught up to me one day.
I looked in the mirror and didn't recognize what I found.
An unhappy, sad, woman who weighed 306 pounds.
I decided to diet and really went to town.
For years my weight went up and it went down.
Then it went up to 306 for the final time.
I saw a picture of my mom and knew it was a sign.
She died, overweight, at the age of fifty-three.
I did not want that for me or for my family.
I turned a conrer in my mind and journey on November 8th, 2008
and since then I have lost 58 pounds to date.
I no longer emotional eat or want to binge.
I no longer take frequent trips to the fridge.
I no longer live to eat, but rather eat to live.
If you are on the same journey here is some advice I'd like to give:
-Have a person or a group that your accountable to.
-Track all the food you eat, this works, it's true.
-Make sure you take care of all the mental stuff.
It will be rewarding in the end, but right now I know it's tough.
- Set boundaries with others and put yourself first.
If you do this you'll be happy and no longer hurt.
See I'm the happiest I've been in my thirty-five years.
I never want this to go away. It's a feeling I hold dear.
So know that you can do this, I'm living proof.
You'll be happy mentally and your weight will start to disappear, POOF!!!!
Posted by Melissa