There Is More To Me Than Just Weight Loss 

On Sunday I had the privilege of running into someone that knew me as a child and young teenager for the first time in years. This woman is one of the sweetest people I know and always makes me smile when I see her! I saw her on Sunday and the first thing she said to me was:

“what have you been doing?!”

I immediately went into and explanation of my weightloss and Optifast and my workout program. And she said:

“No, I mean with your life?”

My aunt then said “she’s lost over 100 pounds!” And she said:

“I know but I didnt want to focus to be just that”

I was confused by this. It seems like my entire life has surrounded my weight and more recently, the focus has been on losing the weight. She wanted to know what else BESIDES my weight was going on…


I wasn’t offended by this at all, just kind of taken aback! I didn’t know how to answer her and it took my a few seconds to come up with an response. This really emphasized to me that I need to focus on my life as a whole, and not let the weight loss define me. There is going to come a time in the near-ish future where I wont be losing weight anymore, just thinking about this is kind of scary! Like I said, since I was a kid losing weight has been a topic and focus not just for me, but also from my family. What I am going to do when I am no longer losing?!

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I will maintain and strengthen! I don’t think I will ever stop improving upon my body and my health. I truly believe that is a life long journey that never ends! For me I just need to round it out as a whole and start making goals and plans for when I do reach that weight!

I am more then the number on the scale and no matter what the number is, it doesn’t define me! 

Do you guys find yourself focusing on the number to much? what do you do to prevent that? Let me know below, I could use some tips!

Also, my 100 pound weight loss transformation video just hit over 300 views!!! That is so amazing, thank you to all of you who watched it and have supported me on this crazy journey! ❤

See you on Wednesday for my weigh in!



Author: Ruzele

I am a twenty-six year old lifestyle & health blogger / YouTuber living in Orange County California. From documenting my weight loss of 150 pounds to everyday life/healthy living, my content covers a range of topics and issues! Want to chat? Send me an email!

3 thoughts

  1. She is great! Of course she is right. I remember seeing a relative I hadn’t seen for a year or so. I had lost thirty pounds. Her first words were, “we’ve got our old Cheryl back. I was mortified. I didn’t go anywhere, I was still me. I didn’t lose my mind or a limb, I was me, still me. People judge you on what they see immediately, but it shouldn’t come from someone who knows the real you. I always resented that person from then on. And of course, as angry as it made me, it made my mind go into that “doubting my self worth” mode. Don’t let people do that to you. You are doing so well! You are a beautiful strong woman – just keep that in mind.😉


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