They always make me happy because their like little gifts! Now on with the rules.
1. Post the award and a link to the blogger you received it from.
2. Name 3 things you have found the hardest on your journey.
3. Name 5 things you have enjoyed about your journey.
4. Pass the award on!
5. Notify the bloggers you have given the award to!
The hardest things on my journey are as follows:
1. Not allowing the scale to dictate who I really am. I got hung up on the number during weight loss, but it really didn't work on me mentally until maintenance. I think it was because I was no longer losing weight, so any little pound up would make me think I was fat.
2. Learn to love who I am. One of the hardest things for me was to like "me". All my life I hated what I looked like because I was overweight and I was 6'3". I got over the height issue when I became an adult, but not the weight. Once I lost my weight I started having positive thoughts about me and it felt good. As MizFit says "I am a super hero!".
3. Accept compliments and truly hear them. Its weird, when I hear "you look great" or "you have lost so much weight" it made me happy, but I was always unbelieving. Its taken me 3 years to get out of this mental issue and I am so glad I did because I deserve those compliments I've worked and still work very, very hard to keep my diabetes under control and my weight.
The 5 things I enjoyed on my journey:
1. Meeting new friends! I have met so many online friends who I have truly become reliant upon during this weight journey. We need support during this phase of our lives, my husband and family supports me, but they don't understand because they aren't in my shoes. The people I have met who were overweight do understand and we share a common bond.
2. Exercise! I loved to learn to rely on exercising. I use to hate it, but now I can't imagine life without doing it. The reward is mental and physical nothing else can do that.
3. Shopping! I love to be able to go into the misses section and grab a medium or large shirt without thinking about if it will fit! That gets me pumped up even now.
4. Helping others. I started this blog to help others who are trying to lose weight, who think they can't do it. I am proof that you can!
5. Energy! I have so much energy and confidence now it has effected my life so positively.
I have trouble listing individual blogs these days because I have so many I follow!
Here's a few new folks that have inspired me in ways I cannot thank enough!
Squat Like A Lady
Bikini or Bust
Angelique Kronebusch Fitness
Running with Perseverance
Thank you again Kate! I was truly honored!
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