A Year of Change

I just thought it might  be fun to see the changes over the last 10 months. 118 pounds down. The pictures below are the progression of loss over the last 10 months. Next year will be a big year of change and I will soon weight in the 300’s. I know many of you think that seems huge, but to me, it will be a big step into a normal, happy, life without isolation. Thanks for following my story. Your support has been more than I ever expected.

I am alone this Christmas, I am at peace with it. I have had friends stop by today and check on me. I have hope instead of wishing in my heart for what is to come. There is a difference. I had to find the value of Kathy when she was over 500 pounds to realize she worth saving. The kind of value that does not come from the people around you, your looks, or your status. It is the understanding of how God cherishes me, and has trusted me with talents that no one else has. You have all that as well. For years I tried to lose weight to become more valuable. Every time I failed I hated myself more.

Don’t ever give up on yourself. Your life has meaning and purpose. I could have been a tragedy or I could be victorious. It is a choice. God puts exactly what or who you need in your path at the very moment you need it. But until we decide to do it, instead of saying we are trying, nothing really happens.

Tonight, on Christmas Eve my dinner was skinless chicken breast from a rotisserie chicken, a potato with melted cheese, and fresh asparagus. All weighed and measured. I do not feel deprived or that I am missing out on anything. I will wake up tomorrow with fresh confidence that will carry me through another day.

I am finally feeling I am making my peace with food. I still have struggles, but I have tools that I can use, and people I can depend on. As long as I keep the maintenance up with connecting with others, actively doing what I need to do for self care, and staying close to God, my body and my mind will continue to heal.

Praying all of you have the best Christmas ever! Wishing good health for all of you! Blessings!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog. I am a Baby Boomer from Nebraska blogging my way to good health. I am single, with no children, I have a little white maltese dog named Lily. Follow my journey to lose 1 pound 300 times.

14 thoughts on “A Year of Change

  1. Raqual

    Merry Christmas from down under! Well done on your continued success in both the weight loss and the personal development. 2016 will be your year.

    • Kathleen

      Hello my sweet friend from the Down Under! Hope your Christmas is fabulous! I am still having trouble wrapping my head around your Christmas being in the summertime. Enjoy the warmth of the sun!

  2. Dee

    Oh my days look at your dimple…I’d kill for a dimple like that, too cute!! You’ve had an amazing year Kathy, congratulations on your journey so far, and I look forward to seeing us both KILL IT in 2016 on our mutual journey to skinny town. I’m sure there will be rocky bits on the road but I’ll support you if you support me, right? We’ve so got this! Lots of love for a happy Christmas xx

  3. Lorna Mae Anderson

    Hi Kathy: Merry Christmas! I am alone this Christmas too and it’s what I chose to do. I had several invites, but I wanted to be alone. You see, I make “good company”. Knew a little verse once that said, “I have to live with myself and so,
    I ought to be fit for myself to know!” Real beauty comes from the inside and you have always had that, even when youu
    have been over-weight. Believe me, I understand! All my life I have had to starve to stay fat! It’s not fair, is it?Lots of exercise helps too! Just thought I’d pop in and say Merry Christmas!

  4. Congrats on your success and I wish you well for 2016 and all the positive changes the next year will bring. Onward with all the strength, courage, and wellness.

    I applaud you for staying on your food template this holiday season. Bravo. Merry Christmas. Karen P

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