I know there are already a lot of helpful blogs out there about changing your life, losing weight, finding who you are supposed to be…so why should my blog be any different? Because I am another person who is saying “You Can Do It!” You are here because you want inspiration, because you want another friend to help you through the troubled waters, and I am going to do my best to guide you. I am no where near perfect. Heck, I am not even close to my goal, but I am making positive steps towards reaching that goal and every day it becomes a little bit closer. I have been in that boat that you are currently sinking in. I was depressed (and still sometimes am, but more to that some other day), morbidly (such a gross word but doesn’t it make you want to change?!) obese, and quite lost in what I still wanted to do with my life. Thanks to losing weight and changing my life, I have now decided to become a nutritionist and help others do the same. I have slowly jumped from a sinking ship to at least a row boat. That cruise ship is still out on the horizon, but I know it is attainable!
So I am going to start now with the basics. My name is Cassy, and I live in the beautiful state of Maine. I am 22 years old and as of December 2011, my weight was at the highest I have ever seen it on a scale (-deep breath-): 267. I have not told ANYONE that number before now. It’s a very scary thing. It was a very terrible place to be. I was lazy. I was tired ALL THE TIME. I did not want to go out. I did not want to hang out. I wanted to watch T.V. and eat Chinese food all day. It was years and years of depression, lack of coping mechanisms, and a huge love for anything sweet that allowed me to balloon up to that horrible terrible number. The last 2 years have been extremely hard with learning of my dad’s brain cancer and then him passing away a year later, traveling to see him as much as I could, dealing with a bi-polar mom… Food at that time seemed my only comfort. When my dad passed away in October of 2011, though, I knew I needed to make a change. There was so much he was unable to accomplishment in his lifetime, and already I was putting restrictions on the things I could accomplish due to my weight. No more. In December, I was determined to make a change.
This is me at what had to be close to my highest weight. I wasn’t keeping track at this point. This was one of the happiest days of my life, getting proposed by the wonderful in the back. But when I saw the pictures? I was a little depressed. Needless to say there are not many before pictures because I was very ashamed at how I had let myself go so much, but this is now changing as I gain more confidence and lose more weight.
This is me, now. As of December 2012, I weigh 80 pounds lighter than I did back in December 2011.
It takes hard work and determination to lose weight and change your life, but it is also an adventure full of new memories and new experiences. So trust me, it’s worth it! And together we can reach our goals.