Well, my style hasn’t changed much, but my size has. .
18->12 pants. .
I saw something last week that struck me with some shame. It was a post about how people that post before/after photos of their bodies can’t possibly be because they’re communicating that their “before” is unlovable, unworthy, unacceptable, etc. While I can see how this is a legitimate concern, I do want to be clear that I wasn’t ashamed of my body or the way it looked when I started this. I was sick. Now the changes that I see serve as physical indications of progress in what has been a mostly internal journey. .
I’ve had to overcome a lot of my previous thinking about health, lifestyle, nutrition, the role of medicine, etc. It has taken digging deeper with a qualified team of healthcare professionals to uncover root causes of my problematic symptoms, and weight was never a complaint I offered. .
I’ve been working this year on redefining health for myself and my body. I’ve been setting goals related to nutrition and lifestyle. I’ve changed the way I think, eat, move, speak, and sleep. Tracking my physical progress is a piece of this puzzle and I hope that by sharing my journey I can connect with others looking to achieve healthier lifestyles. .
I have no intention to shame anyone. Your body/health, exactly as it is today, is none of my business. I don’t assume you’re healthy or not based on your appearance. Based on my experience, I wasn’t healthy at 275 pounds, but I’m not everyone. .