I found some photos recently that I didn’t remember taking, and I want to share one of them. I was at Bonnaroo (an amazing music festival in the middle of Tennessee) with friends to see my favorite band ever, Pearl Jam. I also saw Ben Folds (in front of the front row of people) and Metallica, Kanye West, BB King and tons of other amazing artists that weekend.
We were in a giant RV in the VIP section closest to the stages, but they still seemed far away at 400 pounds. Yes, I’m quite sure I was at least 400 pounds in this photo though I’ll never know for sure.
Walking back from the stages after different concerts, I had a couple of embarrassing moments. One was stepping up into the RV…another was watching my friends and their friends climb the ladder on the back to sit on the roof. At that point, I pretended I was tired and ready to leave so I drove back to my hotel for the evening.
Life was different then. In some ways, it was amazing in spite of the fact that I was winded after walking 100 feet. For the most part, I was an unhealthy and insecure girl who longed to be different. It just seemed so impossible!
Thankfully, I know it’s possible to change now, and I’m doing it. I’ve gone from being a girl who lost her balance taking a step onto an RV to a girl who is ready to train for a triathlon. More on that later this week. 😉 It’s a long road to good health, but I’m so happy to be on it.