I had a big "aha" moment recently. I usually listen to your podcast, and I fast forward whenever there's a call about a woman who is fat. Three weeks ago, I was about to do that again. I don't listen to the "fat" calls, because I don't want to hear them. "Eat less, move more" is what I heard yet again before I got to the fast-forward button. That's when I had the moment. Instead of hitting that button, I turned up the volume. It was an update from a woman who was calling to tell you how much her smiling at the gym has helped her attitude, and you said you were proud of her.
I was not so proud of me. It nagged me for a week, and then my daughter took a picture of me. I saw it with bug-eyed horror! I saw the "fat" picture that someone uses when they pair it with an "after" picture when they have lost a significant amount of weight. I so wanted to delete it, but I kept it. THAT's when your words really resonated! So, I'm moving more and eating less - a LOT less. I think of that call and that fat picture when I want to reach for food.
Today I am six pounds lighter, and I listened to another "fat call" - this time all the way to the end. Then I cried. I'm finally proud of myself. I've got a long way to go, but I'm putting in the work, and I already have my "after" picture in my head.
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