I tend to focus on where I want to go instead if how far I've come. I was overweight for almost a decade and have struggled with my weight my entire life. The pic on the left was taken after my physical recouperation from a car accident that left me bedridden. In this pic my body had healed but my mind had not. And so I turned to what I always turned to in times of stress and discomfort: FOOD. Instead of dealing with my emotional trauma, I ate. And I ate Adding 45 pounds to my frame in a very short time.
It took a long time to heal my body, but even longer to heal my mind. I made the goal to get healthy and I learned what that took, for me. It's different for everyone. I can say this transformation has been both physical and mental, and usually more mental. Where the mind goes, the body will follow. The pic on the right was taken 4 days ago. I have worked very hard to get to this point in my life, not to look a certain way, but to be comfortable in my body, and healthy and happy.
Where food is concerned I see freedom and fun to create what I want and what my body needs. Don't get me wrong, I've had my struggles along the way and I'm still learning. But I would just say to anyone working hard at this: KEEP GOING. You are farther than you were yesterday. It's worth it. YOU are worth it. And honestly, I wouldn't trade the journey for anything. It's made me stronger, humbler, wiser, more compassionate and mentally tougher. I needed the journey to get to where I am today. The journey is what it's really all about.