Now we have come full circle, friends. My butt is planted firmly on the beach as I write this. The trip where I silently prayed I could say all of these words to you. For those of you who have been here awhile, you know how hard I've worked so that I could truly cherish this trip.
Can change everything.
I am not hiding behind a maternity swimsuit.
I can walk onto a beach with my family.
I don't worry about fat rolls.....cellulite....stretch marks.
I still have the stretch marks, but I have the confidence to carry them now.
I can walk in front of a camera.
I can ride for seven hours without swelling or heartburn.
When we stopped, I didn't have to worry about getting sick.
No more heartburn. No more blood.
I have what you call freedom.
I can play with my child for as long as I want.
I have pure joy in my heart and soul!
I am free from depression. I am free from back pain. I am free from it all.
I don't have to turn to food for comfort.
I have peace within myself to process what I am feeling in a healthy way.
I have a wonderfully supportive husband by my side too.
I can have those pictures that I dreamed of with my little boy.
I can cry tears of complete joy this time.
I have the life I never knew I wanted.
I never knew my life could be like this. I never dreamed this big. It was so much more than I ever thought to ask for....dream about....imagine.
I am absolute proof that someone can change it all. It's not as impossible as it may seem. You can't simply lose a bunch of weight and not transform your entire life. The weight affects every aspect of your life.
Your health....your marriage....your family....your mind....your personality....your job....your home....your friendships....your faith.
If you think it doesn't, you are as blind as I once was.
Every part of my life has changed because I made the decision to take control of the ugliest part of my life.
It was worth every tear.....every heartache....every sore muscle....every turned away piece of junk food....Every decision that brought me here was worth it all.
For the next several days, I hope you enjoy the celebration with my family. Some of you have been here from the very beginning and we want to share this with you. For those of you who have encouraged, cheered, and pushed me through this, I want to thank you. It has made such a difference! Each and every kind word was treasured.
Now let's enjoy some real vacation!
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