Quotes For The People Always Happy To Take The Last Slice

I recently went through the process of coming to terms with the fact I will never be "thin" again. My body type just isn't built for it and once I finished puberty and lost the teenage metabolism, staying skinny just became a struggle.

For years, I tried to fight my way back, but even at my most successful I was still 20 pounds more than that high school weight.

Then life got away from me.

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I went through the break-up of a longterm relationship, switched jobs, was laid off for a while and then had to rebuild myself back to a financially stable place.

Between the stress and the financials and some new health hurdles, I gained back any weight I'd lost previously, plus extra. I weighed the most I ever had.

So after all of that struggle and coming out the other side feeling stronger and more stable than ever, I was faced with a decision.

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Did I really want to keep stressing myself out over a battle against my own body? Looking at my closet, which was overstuffed with clothes from every size I'd ever been, I began to clean it out.

I donated 11 giant garbage bags of clothes and that is what actually made me feel lighter for the first time.

I kept only the clothes that fit me now, and some in the size below me right now.


That's my new goal. I don't care about fitting into jeans I wore ten or fifteen years ago anymore, but I'd like to fit in my favorite t-shirts from before my life crumbled and I needed to build it back up again.

I will never be "thin," but I can be healthy and comfortable in my skin again.

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So does that mean I won't diet anymore? Not entirely. I still want to lose those extra stress pounds and build healthier habits, but I'm happy with slow, steady progress.

I'm not going to deny myself the things I love. Ordering an entire large pizza for myself is a recipe for disaster, but if there's an office lunch for a special occasion? Sure, I'll happily eat that last slice.

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