At my heaviest, I was 315 lbs. Yeah… I know. One day I just woke up, figuratively and literally, and realized I wasn’t happy with the way I was and I could change it.
I started walking for 30 minutes every single day. At first even that was hard, but I was determined to do it every day. Eventually, I started to change my eating habits too. Before I knew it, I had lost 75 lbs. I will never look back.
Lately it’s been hard to keep it up because I’m going to school full-time and working full-time. It scares me to think that I could ever go back to the way I was, but I have the drive to lose the rest of the weight. I’m doing it in moderation at my own pace though, because this is a life-time change for me. I’m not doing any diets, just caring about myself more.
I’ve always wanted to travel, but haven’t had the opportunity to do much of it. I have a huge book called The Travel Book that has every country and territory in the world in it. Traveling to different countries and exploring different cultures is a big dream of mine.
I was watching the movie “Phat Girlz” with Monique and joked to my friend that Nigeria was my next vacation so I could meet my own Dr. Tunde haha.
Well, then I met this very nice guy at work who is from Nigeria. A few of us there have become friends. He told us he goes home to visit his parents every year and invited us to come with next summer. I’m so excited. What an adventure for a Georgia girl who’s never traveled out of the South before!!!
Now to save up for that $1,500 plane ticket…
I start classes next Monday. I’m so excited to finally be pursuing my dream of going to college and getting a degree in psychology. Yet it is also intimidating. I’ve been through a lot in my life and didn’t graduate high school. Instead I got my GED. I always knew I wanted to further my education though. I will be the first person in my immediate family to graduate college. I know it’s going to take at least a Master’s to become a counselor, but I’m dedicated to doing this. Wish me luck!!!