Two years ago, I would have described myself as dumb, ugly, fat, unlovable and a slob who didn't care how I looked. My 5'4" frame was carrying 170 pounds, putting me in the "obese" category.
What turned the tide for me? A good friend challenged me to shed my excess poundage, and agreed to be my accountability buddy and my exercise partner. A year later, I had dropped over 50 pounds, and now maintain a healthy weight because I have completely altered my lifestyle. I look forward to exercising at least 4 times a week and if I'm experiencing a bad day, the exercise completely restores my peace of mind. I also changed my hairstyle, my hair color, and my make-up routine. In addition, I transformed my attitude so I no longer view myself the way I did before. I now respect myself and have a lot to be proud of.
Although I don't currently have a man in my life, I have chosen to focus instead on participating in a range of meaningful activities that involve work, volunteerism and fun pursuits. Fortunately, I lucked into a career that I love, and I practically leap out of bed every morning to start my workday. Finally, I am a devoted "pet parent" to an absolute sweetheart of a dog who is my constant companion. A comment you once made rocked me to the core: "Agonizing over what is not, is an insult to what is." I remind myself of that every day.
I Changed My Life And My Attitude
The Dr. Laura Call of the Day Podcast