Congratulations! I know how you feel. My journey was similar and I agree, the results are great. Energy, less pain, better health! I was limited in what I could do. No the limits are gone and I'm able to enjoy the things I use to and try new things.
To KERI414 - I did not pick up on that implication from the narration. I think I get what she means. I can tell you from my own experience that carrying extra pounds limits my life. For me, the life I dream of necessitates dropping pounds.
I identified with something totally different in that narrative: how losing weight will get my (hyperactive) life in line with my (risk-taker) goals! Losing weight means high adventure and physically demanding activities are becoming real possibilities for me. I want to go mountain climbing some day!
Even at my heaviest, I've always had an active "life". I just now want an active life without limits! This message fuels my dreams, not any hurtful stereotypes.
Leah, (that's one of my daughter's names!) I dunno if you'll ever see this comment, but YOU LOOK AWESOME!!!! Are you sure the two women in the before/after pic is the same person???? LOL That shot of you in the "fat" pants after you'd lost the weight is amazing!!! Good for you!!! What an inspiration!!!
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