Not too long ago, I used unhealthy [junk] food and alcohol to cover any emotions or feelings that I was having.
I was looking through my Facebook “memories” the other day and found these 2 now-alarming posts [pictured left].
In these examples, I was most likely upset about something specific or just having a bad day. I lied to myself that these “comfort” foods would help in some way or would make me feel better. And they may have for a few minutes, but what about after? How would I feel later?
I didn’t just mask the negative emotions with food, I celebrated with food, too:
- Got a promotion? I would go out to eat and get drinks after.
- Bought a new car? I took it for a spin and got fast food.
- Had the day off from work? I ordered pizza or Chinese food.
- Vacation? All the food… all of it.
It was always about food. I allowed unhealthful food and bad habits to be my comfort zone for years.
One day [May 19th, 2013 to be exact] it was just too much to carry out anymore… something in me changed. A click. I knew I could be happy and healthy and free myself from my dependence of these things that were literally weighing me down.
And so, I began my health transition. I didn’t really know how or where to start, but I didn’t let that stop me from learning. I abstained from unhealthy and addicting foods [and negative people] and jumped right in.
I will admit, I was terrified that I wouldn’t succeed. Was this just another “diet” that I would soon get sick of? Was I once again going to fail at trying to lose weight? I was scared. I didn’t know who I really was or who I would become.
But I didn’t quit.
I never gave up on myself. I wanted to get healthy… no, I needed to. Fast-forward to this day… I am still living the whole food, plant-based lifestyle that I transitioned into about 2.5 years ago. I lost over 80 pounds, gained self-confidence, acne disappeared for the most part, allergy and asthma symptoms reduced drastically, I have more energy… I could go on and on.
I am happier than I’ve ever been.
I am now free of the addictions and the false sense of security that junk food gave me. I now truly crave huge gourmet salads and stir fry. I love my smoothies and hummus. I am so pumped with how I feel and who I have become.
I’m free. I am finally healthy. I am finally happy. I am finally me.
Never, ever give up on yourself! I’ll never give up on you, either.
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