“What made me turn my life around
and lose 65 pounds?
What was the moment I decided
I was done being overweight?”
The exact moment when I decided I was done with being overweight was at Christmas time at my Uncle’s house. The whole family was there celebrating the holiday. It was December in 2011 and I was a sophomore in college. My grandmother always made the most amazing, the ultimate snickerdoodle cookie.
I reached for a cookie.
My grandmother smacked my hand, “Do you really think you need another one of those cookies?”
Oh, my gosh, I thought. Did my grandmother just say that to me?
I was so embarrassed. What she said was mean and my whole family heard her say it. Everyone was stunned, including me. The room got very quiet.
That’s when I made the decision.
Everyone else was coddling me, acting like I hadn’t gained the weight. My grandmother was the only one who actually said something to me. It was mean but she was right. I needed to hear it.
Someone was brutally honest with me.
…And that made all the difference.
I had to stop eating cookies. At night, I had to stop eating a whole tub of cookie dough. I had to make better, smarter choices to get back to being fit and healthy.
To help, I decided to look up some inspirations on the web. I googled weight loss transformations. Wow, there were people who were a lot worse off than me. If they can transform their overweight bodies into looking like this great, why not me? Why can’t I do this?
I made the decision.
It changed my world forever. Come Follow me on LadyBoss and we can work together to get you healthy and fit.
With LOVE always,
Kaelin Tuell Poulin