Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Writing, obesity, and me...

I've lost over 100 pounds. It's been a long, sometimes exhausting journey, but I have made it. I still have about 20 or so more pounds to lose, but I will reach my goal (I'm stubborn!).

My inspirational article, "You Are Morbidly Obese", (published at magazine--July, 2007) shares some of my heartache, shame, and victory.

I'm currently in the process of writing a book about how I lost over 100 pounds and am keeping it off. Actually, I was planning a complete different book on a complete different subject but I keep getting requests to share my journey of weight loss and let others in on my successful secrets.

So, that's what I'm working on. Obesity is a touchy subject. It hurts my heart because I've been there. I know how it feels, I remember what it was like...I'll never forget it...

I feel that writing, obesity, and me go hand in hand because I'm a writer at heart and I've walked through obesity and it's ugly realness and I feel others' pain.

Often we hear the phrase, "If I can do it, anybody can!" I always hated hearing that phrase. But now I understand it.

Near 300 pounds, laying with multiple surgeries and sometimes life-threatening health issues, I never thought I would be where I am today--able to walk and move and write again--but I'm here seeing my writing and weight dreams come true. If I can do it, believe me, you can too!