It has been a little over a year since my last post. It has been one of the most difficult and stressful years I’ve ever experienced (and I’m still dealing with many of the things that made it this way). I gained back all the weight I lost since I started this blog…and more. I am at my highest weight ever. I have been this weight before–quite a few years ago–and vowed I would never go back. I broke that promise to myself.
All of this is true.
But here’s something else that’s true. I believe that people can change–that I can change. I believe my body can change and my life can change. I believe I don’t have to do it all on my own. God is the strength of my heart (Psalm 73:26). This truth is greater than all those other truths I listed above. It’s hard to really believe this sometimes, especially when I see reality staring back at me in the mirror, but this truth won’t let me go. So I cannot give up.
Here I am. Ready to begin again. It’s time. I’m taking things one step at a time, and it may be slow going at first. But I choose to keep stepping. I hope you do, too.