Comfortable in My Skin


We live just 500 feet from a pool and we pay for the seasonal membership, last year at this time I had lost 40 lbs and I weighed in at 257, when we went to the pool I wore jeans, a tank top and one of these asymmetrical jacket things over it, I had to sit in the shade and I was miserable. 

June 18, 2015, had lost 40 lbs and weighed 256. 

June 18, 2015, had lost 40 lbs and weighed 256. 

 

 

I wore these jackets over everything, even in the hottest months of the Texas summer. 

I wore these jackets over everything, even in the hottest months of the Texas summer. 

 

I live in Texas and it is hot... I was hot. I was still very uncomfortable in my body and I was  recovering from back surgery and from having been bedridden for months and it left me in terrible shape physically and mentally... So even though we lived a stones throw from the pool I would drive the 500 ft instead of walking it and if I thought someone was paying attention to me I would take the long route home so they wouldn't see how close we actually lived. 

Now 1 year later I am down another 82 lbs. for a total of 121 lbs. lost so far. I am 175 lbs, I've been working out since September 2015 and not only have I gained my functional strength back but I'm even starting to feel athletic. 

Before at 296 lbs and now at 175 lbs. 

Before at 296 lbs and now at 175 lbs. 

Today when I walked (didn't drive!) with my daughter to the pool I didn't compare myself to the other women that were there, I got down to my swimsuit, jumped in and played with her - I had a blast and she got tired before I did! 

I like my body for the first time in a long time - I still have weight to lose but my body is strong and powerful, and I feel good in it. Whereas last year I was trapped in it: it was hot, covered in clothes, and unable to get me from point A to point B. Now I can lift weights for 2 hours, take the dogs for a long walk at high noon (it's hot), and then go swim for over an hour with my kid. 

At the pool 

At the pool 

Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.
— Kevin Mark Trudeau