My journey began one day when my little boy, Connor, said to me, “Mommy why is your belly so big and mine is flat?” I don’t know why, but it was at that moment I decided to do something about “my belly.”
I was fat! The biggest I had ever been in my life. This is where I met Maisha Barron, the person who has helped me get my life back. When I first started my sessions with Maisha, I can only say it was hard. I didn’t even make it through my first one hour session because I wanted to be sick! Maisha never let me quit and told me it was okay; this was all going to be worth it. She was very patient yet persistent to keep going. There were some days I was tearful with how much I had let myself go and wondering if I was going to achieve what I set out to do, and other times where I hugged her and did high fives because of an achievement that day. She also me about nutrition and that food was my fuel, not my enjoyment. This was the first time someone had been able to explain to me how I should look at eating and it felt like something I could commit to. I wanted to change and I was ready.
Fast forward and now, my children can barely keep up with me. I don’t need to nap on the weekends anymore and I wake up ready to go for the day. My husband has his wife back! He looks at me the way he did when we were teenagers and our marriage is thriving! I can’t believe the change I have achieved. I was wearing a size 18/16 and weighed 205 lbs! I have lost 38 pounds and finally can fit into a size 11/12. I sometimes look in the mirror and can’t believe that this is me I am looking at!
My journey is not nearly finished, but I do take the time to brag to everyone how my son now says to me, “Mommy, let me see your guns!!” It feels awesome!!