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I’m nearly three years out in my bariatric journey, and for the first time in those three years, I have to tell you about taking a few steps back. During the pandemic and quarantine period, I gained 25 lbs. This took about 14 months, and it’s hard to even admit (can you feel my frustration?). My first instinct when I had to come to terms with this new reality was to make excuses or feel a deep sense of shame. How did I let this happen? Why couldn’t I do better? The truth is, stuff happens, and when it does, you just have to get over yourself and fix it. I’m living proof that even the best laid plans can, without warning, go right out the door.
I’m working on it, guys. I’ve started swapping out some of my lower-quality food choices for better options, and I’m striving to get back to my pre-pandemic level of fitness. A rough winter and a death in the family set me back a bit, but I’m getting up and getting out every day to turn this around. In fact, just recently, I volunteered for the United Way Day of Caring (see photo), and I got out and got my heart rate up while helping out a great cause.
Here’s a few truths I’ve found during my journey to reclaim my win:
If you’re in the same boat as I am, let’s fix this together! Stay tuned for my next post—The comeback!
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