Mirror, Mirror

By Sherelle112 Latest Reply 2014-03-11 06:51:20 -0500
Started 2014-03-10 21:07:55 -0500

It's almost my one year diabersity!! This yr is going by quickly, but soo much has happened. I got my latest lab results back & I'm totally thrilled, but one thing caught me of guard!!!

As I reading was the results I glanced at some notes from 4/1/13 (day of dx) & it says I was "morbid obesity." Fat? YES! Obese? YES! But I was not prepared to read that, but what surprised me even more was my reaction. I've lost 70lbs, my A1c is 5.6, got my Lisinopril dosage (for kidneys) lowered, got my BP & Cholesterol down, QUIT smoking, & best of all… I changed my outlook on life!!! When I read the term "morbid obesity" I broke down. I couldn't stop crying!! I know I've got sooooo much to be proud of and thankful for,

Mirror, Mirror..
I am learning to accept & embrace the "new" me and how I look and feel NOW. Sometimes I still see that 281lb girl, not the 211lb woman that I am now. The mere fact that I can post how much I weigh speaks VOLUMES for me. I have days where I looove to take pics now bc I don't have to crop them as much or make sure my head is tilted a certain way so you only see one chin vs three. I try to do before and afters, but I deleted all the pics that I looked huge in, especially if they were full body.

I'm sharing all this to remind everyone to not let the past outshine the present!! I get hung up on eating pizza and having a hypo or wanting to eat what I want and having a hard time around the holidays, but at the end of the day NONE of those things matter!! What matters is that I'm doing what I'm suppose to do for ME & that I am soooo proud of how far I've come. I never thought I would get to this point!!! The point of being able to feel triumphant!! Right now I'm crying tears of PURE JOY bc I know that God carried me this far!! Footprints in the sand…

This is NOT where my story will end, but where it's beginning… :)

6 replies

jigsaw 2014-03-11 06:51:20 -0500 Report

That was a very moving story! If I was there, I would have given you the biggest bear hug! Congratulations, you are setting an amazing example!

jayabee52 2014-03-11 05:26:05 -0500 Report

I am proud of you Sherelle! Please continue the great work!

I too know the sting of seening "morbidly obese" written on my medical file! I didn't like it one bit either! But I'd lost 65 lbs and have kept it off, so I am doing OK too!


Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-11 01:37:15 -0500 Report

Great post. Keep up the good work, I am impressed in your overcoming your past and setting your aim to the future. You go girl.

peggy1255 2014-03-10 23:11:08 -0500 Report

Way to go !I think your doing great in becoming a new and better you, from this moment on I believe you'll just do better , because you feel better about yourself you've empowered yourself, with your new positive outlook:)

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