91 pounds.... It changes a person inside and out. At this point, I just have this overwhelmingly grateful feeling for it all. My body isn't perfect, but I'm happy. I'm healthy. I'm stronger.
I didn't judge my body against one single person's and that is one of the most freeing feelings in the world. I didn't compare. And I was so proud of that. I didn't spend time critiquing my flaws or worrying about the things I wanted to work on next.
I spent time with my family and enjoyed the little things. Three years ago, I was so consumed by my weight and poor health that I couldn't focus on the better things.
I'm free from being stuck in that place. I'm free from obesity and it feels so amazing. There's nothing I want more than for those of you coming here today to have that freedom too.
It starts with that first step. It starts with you choosing to put your health first. It's not about looking great in a bikini. It's about taking control of your health and fitness. It's about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about being content and happy.
Choose one thing you can do today to help you reach your goal. Give up soft drinks for water. Or maybe trade your favorite hamburger for an awesome salad. Instead of watching a show on TV, get outside and take a walk with your kids.
Make one healthy new change each week. Build upon each healthy choice and you'll get there.