Wellness Tuesday: The Fight to Get Healthy
Last week I shared about my battle with gaining weight and how antidepressants led to a significant weight gain. I want to continue the story with my struggle to get healthy.
Over the course of the next few years I had many ups and downs as I dealt with a divorce, living with family, caring for my grandparents and returning to college. Often food was my comfort through these difficult times.
After I returned to college and was living on my own, money was often tight and I didn’t always eat the healthiest meals due to my budget.
Halfway through my college life, I decided that it was time to get healthy. I was nearing 200 pounds and tired of being overweight. That summer I worked very hard to change my eating habits, as well as to exercise. I easily get bored with the same exercises but I would mix up doing jumping jacks, squats and other toning exercises in my apartment.
I’ll admit that this wasn’t always easy, but I was dedicated to this new, healthier lifestyle. Before the year was out I’d lost over 40 pounds. I was felt so much better both inside and out about myself.
I was very optimistic about my weight loss and that I’d soon be at my ideal weight again.
Have you lost a significant amount of weight? How did you accomplish this?
Next week: How an injury derailed my weight loss journey