I wanted to start of this post by saying thank you! Over the past week or so I have had an influx of visitors and subscribers to my blog, I cant express how grateful I am to be surrounded by amazing people! I set out documenting my journey first on my old YouTube channel here (I am not active on this channel anymore, a link to my active channel is below) , beware that channel is filled with VERY overweight me and a lot of grainy Macbook footage. At this time I wasn’t ready to loose the weight and didn’t do everything I should have to loose weight, but I am happy to have these videos to look back on. My weight and addiction to food controlled my life, I didn’t go a day without binging and sneaking food. It was a miserable existence and I think I finally hit rock bottom after years of wishing and wanting to loose weight but not doing anything about it. Looking back there were many “moments” that built up to me deciding that enough was enough and changing “my definition of normal” hence the name of my blog.. One of those moments being a 3 week backpacking trip to the UK. I grew so much on that trip and realized that I have to work hard to get where I want to be, and I am the only person who can make my dreams a reality (so cheesy, I know). I couldn’t just wait around for some magic moment to happen, there was no magic pill to take that would make me happy or give me the perfect life or body. I had to create it my self.
This blog was created for two reasons. The first reason was to have a place where I am accountable, and a place to document my journey. I thought if I had a place where I committed to be 100% honest, I wouldn’t be able to trick my self back into my old habits. The second is to help other people. I really hope that reading about my journey and seeing my ups and downs on my youtube channel (this is the active channel), will help people realize that they can create the life that they want. Loosing 100+ pounds is possible, and no matter what obstacles you may face, you can overcome them, and learn lessons that will make you a better and stronger person.
As I am getting closer to the 100 pounds lost mark, I am realizing more and more that I want to help people who were in the same place I was. I don’t know how I can, but I hope sharing my journey and being honest with all of you will somehow help someone 🙂
So thank you again for becoming part of my journey to a happier and healthier life, I look forward to interacting with all of you!
See you on Wednesday for my weigh in!
Also, I posted a new weekly Vlog which you can see here: