Weight Loss Story – Joanna Kaiju
My weight loss story. One year ago today. In the exact same sweater. I don’t know the person on the left anymore, she wasn’t me. I want to thank anyone who’s commented or liked my pictures, because although the choice of healthier living is one you have to make on your own, having people compliment you and congratulate you is some of the best motivation anyone could ask for.
I felt as though I was being judged, no one really takes you seriously when you’re big. You feel as though you’re not part of the regular world or the “normal” world. You’re weird, you don’t fit in (Literally). You feel like an outcast and I honestly can say I didn’t even know how big I was, I would compare myself to others and wonder if I was just as big. That being said, I didn’t do this to be accepted, to be liked more, I did this because I want to be the best possible me I can be and how can I do that if I’m hiding behind these layers? It’s a huge battle and I’ve come this far, there’s no way I’m stopping now.
For anyone looking for a reason to start something, anything you’ve been holding off, what are you waiting for ? The hardest part is starting. It took me months to realize that I’m not going to drop 100 pounds in a day, because it didn’t take me a day to get there ! Do what makes you happy, keep going no matter what, there will be ups and downs, tears of joy and tears of sadness but whatever you set your mind to you can achieve it. And never, ever let anyone get in your way.