I have been on a 10-1/2 year weight loss journey. I have experienced many ups and downs during these years. I have learned a lot about myself and I hope that by me sharing my journey, I can help others who are struggling to be healthy. I was raised with many sweets in the house. I know I was addicted to sugar. I was never told how much I was allowed to eat. My parents let me eat how much I wanted. I was raised in a Mennonite home which is common to have a lot of food prepared for all the meals. I grew up eating way more than my body needed. This resulted in me being overweight early in my childhood years. This is where my bad habits began. I don’t blame my parents because they only did what they knew at the time. They did not realize that eating this much sugar was not good. I have struggled my whole teenage years and adult years with this weight. I use to blame them but I now realize that life is what it is and I can change it now as an adult. As an adult I have the choice to to better my health or to just give up and say it’s too hard. I have decided that I am worth the effort and so I persevere! Through this blog I will share what I have learned to shed the weight and keep it off. I will be sharing my thoughts and what I think might be helpful for anyone else who is struggling. I am excited and I hope that I can learn from you too!
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