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My Journey of Self-Acceptance

  • Location: Walla Walla,
I lost 85 pounds in 2008, and was excited to experience 'a new me!' I felt like others saw me differently and I gained a lot of confidence personally and professionally. By 2015, I had regained all of the weight I lost. While that was discouraging, my confidence remained intact...I reflected and recognized that I was exactly the same person as the 'new me' in 2008. This started my current journey towards health and wellbeing. The weight has been slowly coming off since 2015 but my focus is not on a 'new me' that is physically transformed. This journey is about accepting myself exactly as I am and recognizing that health and wellbeing are gifts that I give myself every day, not a means to an end.