Sunday, May 29, 2016

Lyn's weight loss let her go places she couldn't go before

Lyn, who blogs at "Escape from Obesity", shares one victory that weight loss has done for her: she was able to join in her child's field trip to tour a submarine...

"...when we went down into the narrow halls and stairwells of the submarine itself, I did not have to squeeze. I did not have to turn sideways and hope my gut didn't knock something over. I fit JUST FINE. And THAT was such a victory to me. ... I fit without embarrassment and we had a great time together.

"THAT is what the past 8 years of blogging and working on my weight and health has done for me. I may not have stayed at goal, but I did not go back to hell, either. I can do so much more. Heck, at 278 pounds I could barely walk a block! Now, I was able to walk for miles on this field trip without issue.

"If you are stuck and miserable, please try. Yes, I know you've tried a million times. But try again. Don't give up. I had done every diet under the sun before it finally "stuck" and the weight started coming off for good. You never know which *try* will be the one that works. So keep trying, because your life can be so much better... and you don't even have to hit your goal, or be skinny, to have that better life. Twenty, thirty, or fifty pounds will make such a difference that you won't believe it. So try. Try because freedom from the food is the best gift you can ever give yourself! And you're worth it."

Read Lyn's blog at: Escape from Obesity.