This last week has been a little rough - hormones, stress, doctors - all of it playing a part in my overall health. I absolutely believe weight is just a number on a scale, and not an indicator of anything specific to health. I also weigh myself daily because for me, it is a representation of my body, and I like being able to acknowledge "okay, maybe I had too much xxx yesterday" or "wow I can tell that I wasn't as relaxed as normal yesterday" and see how those things affect my body.
I'm sharing these three graphs because for me, it is so telling how that number on the scale reflects my overall health.
The far left graph is my weight since I bought a scale in 2017. You can see the ups and downs, over and over, as I cycled through trying to find my health.
The middle graph is since I started this program in mid-October - straight down since then! This works!
The far right graph is just this month - the little ups and downs that reflect all the external factors that were affecting my health.
I am SO GRATEFUL I am learning habits of health to help mitigate these factors! I am able to acknowledging that what I eat isn't the whole picture, and what is going on in my life also plays a role in my overall health. I am so glad I'm learning how to focus my day, make choices that are in my own best interest, and I am absolutely LOVING coaching others on their own health journeys - the positivity I both give and get from this community is making such a huge difference in all aspects of my life.
All that to say...look at the bottom image. I am in tears typing this because I never, ever, ever in a million years would have thought this was possible. Ever. I didn't know. I didn't believe in myself. I figured I was too tall, too "big boned", too whatever, to ever be healthy. I was psyching myself out before I even got started - self-sabotage is real, you guys. I'm so glad I found this program, it has quite literally given me back my life. I feel more like ME than I have in a long time, and I love it. I feel like it radiates out from me, and I want to share it with everyone I know. I'm ready to help you get started on your own journey to health. Let's go!
|I lost 50 pounds on OPTAVIA in 3.5 months!|