In 2013, the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease characterized as one of the most serious public health epidemics of the 21st century. Although obesity has historically been stigmatized in much of modern culture, it does not define who we are but rather what we suffer from.
It is a disease. It is a condition. It is not society. It is not me. It is not you. Here’s the good news…obesity is preventable and change is possible. If you suffer from this same ailment, you have the power to heal yourself. Change management is not easy. It takes effort, practice, perseverance, and self-forgiveness.
Anyways I am proud to say that for the first time ever, I’ve discovered a program that works for me. If offers me the support I need to sustain long-term success. Even though I have already lost over 40 pounds I’m still learning every single day. I am committed to helping myself and others. I get that by sharing and empowering others I am holding my self accountable. I also understand that mind and body must continuously work together to overcome various weight-loss obstacles.
I believe wholeheartedly that we can bridge the gap between the conscious and unconscious parts of our minds allowing us to distinguish between pragmatic reasoning and visceral impulses. The balance of which is critical in recognizing our positive intuitions versus our harmful compulsions. I trusted my intuition to try losing weight once again. I trusted my intuition to lead me to the Mindful Living Institute. I trusted my intuition to do everything I can to inspire others overcoming obesity. I’m embracing my intuition today by writing this blog post.
I must let you know that I’m honored and extremely grateful that you took interest in my testimony. For anyone who can relate to my story, please consider following me on a journey of self-discovery as I strive to accomplish my goals. I can’t wait to share more of myself with you in an environment where we can learn and support one another.
Before I leave you all I want to remind everyone that you are not alone in this nor do you have to be. Surround yourself with support wherever you can get it. I would even love to see you at the support group that I attend. We can learn a lot from each other. Obesity is a disease with multiple solution options. No matter what program you are on or have tried. Find what works for you, trust your positive instincts, challenge your inner voice when it tries to persuades you otherwise, and discover your best self. WE are worth it!