Losing weight is more than just a number on a scale. Too many people focus on the number and set their goal based on that number. Quite often setting themselves up for failure. What if everyone focused more about reaching a goal based on how they want to feel? I struggled with my weight all my life. Before I had my son I had lost a lot of weight and I was in a size 14. To lots of people that is plus size but for me I felt great! Sexy! I loved how my clothes felt on me and the energy I had. The more weight I lost, the better I felt. I focused on how my clothes were fitting me. I loved shopping for new clothes and not having to reach for the 2xl, or 3xl. My confidence level soared through the roof. But then tragedy happened in my life and it took me many years to be ok with myself again. In the healing process I had gained 86lbs. Now ten years later I'm looking for that feel good feeling again. I want to love how my clothes feel on me. I want to be able to walk in a room and confidently own that room. So recently I decided that I deserve to feel that way again and began my weight loss journey again. So is there a particular weight I'm aiming for?...NO! For me it is not about that. I will know when I have reached my ideal weight when...
1. I love how my clothes feel on me
2. I have an abundance of energy from taking care of myself
3. I feel healthier and stronger
4. I crave healthy food rather than junk food
5. My confidence let's me own the room
6. I can climb several flights of stairs without being winded
7. I stop wondering if I look fat in what I'm wearing
8. I don't care what other people think of me
9. I sleep better
10. Lastly I know I have reached my ideal weight when I love myself again and happy with me
Don't let the scale define you!
My name is Gloria Mattia. I'm a Wellness Advocate, single mother of one and on a journey for better health and well being. Over the course of the last while I have been transforming my life one day at a time into the life I want. "The best way to predict your future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln"