It’s not a short term diet. It’s a long term lifestyle change.

I did it. I took the step. The very first step ever to take my life back last Friday. With fear and trepidation, I signed up for WW. It was the first time in a long time. The last time I truly was on it, I lost so much weight. But, because of medical needs and emotional needs, my weight came back on over the year. I cried as I signed up knowing that I was where I was all those years ago and I was starting over.

On Saturday, I walked in to the studio workshop for the first time. Shaking, scared, embarrassed. I sat in my car for a moment as everyone was going in and just took a deep breath. I didn’t want to walk in. There were all these people walking in and I felt like such a failure. How could I? I took a deep breath, and did it. I walked in.

Since that moment, my life has changed all ready. I felt so comfortable in there. I was so thankful for the coach who was there to encourage me. I was thankful for the women who helped me get signed up on that end. By the time I walked out, I knew I had made the right decision.


I want life. And I am taking it back. And no one is going to stop me.

Too many times I let fear and intimidation keep me from doing what I want to do. And I want to lose my weight and be healthy. I want to be able to walk down the street and now fear that by the time I get to the other end I will be out of breath. I want to go into a restaurant and sit down and not feel like everyone is looking at me. I want to know that I should be here to spend the rest of my life with my husband. I want life. And I am taking it back. And no one is going to stop me.

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