Once upon a time I lost over 100 pounds. I didn’t regain everything I lost, but I came close enough that I could no longer deny that something needed to change. It’s been a slow, sometimes painful process, but I’m currently less than 20 pounds from my lowest weight as an adult – 284 pounds.
I know that’s still heavy, but after losing nearly 100 pounds (again) I can honestly say that I feel good. I suppose I’ll feel better if I continue to shed the excess weight, but one major difference this time around is that I’m at peace. I’m okay with it if people don’t life or accept me, but the truth is that most of them do. I’m okay if I’m not attractive to the average guy on the street because I’m making an extraordinary man who’s never hesitant to tell me and show how much I mean to hi,.
I love God, my family and my friends. I’ve lived in some pretty interesting places like Oklahoma and New York City, and I’m thankful for the life that I’m living now in downtown New Orleans.
My hobbies include reading, spending time with the people who matter to me, knitting, attending concerts, traveling, watching football and baseball, swimming, singing and riding my bike. I also enjoy baking, talking on the phone, having coffee and playing Scrabble, Rummikub and Bananagrams.
I have a big heart and big goals, and I have the audacity to believe that I can change the world. I also realize that change begins in me so I’m doing it.
We’ve been given one life, and I want mine to be extraordinary.