I'm so blessed to have an employer, FamilyCare Health Plans that embraces my passion and doesn't see
it as a threat! They want me to continue doing what I love! I have the
best of both worlds.
2 days, 3 lectures, 100 students
There's so many reasons I love visiting campus and sharing my passion
for food and health with students. High on that is when they want to
take a photo with me or have me sign their cookbooks. Priceless.
In order to change and grow, one of the most important things is to be honest with yourself. That's part of the reason I blog. I can write my feelings down for all to see. It keeps me not only honest with myself, but gives me a sounding board. I'm not ashamed or afraid to share my feelings and I welcome constructive criticism.
As I was talking with a respected professional, this was her advice: "Time to stop
visiting the past, only visit the past for the purpose of evaluation and
information gathering - e.g., what worked, what didn't and that's about
it. Only focus on today and moving forward."She's absolutely right. Time to stop living in the past. This is who I am today. No more looking back.
Life happens. Life ebbs and flows. I am no longer in the same place
used to be. In most instances that's a good thing, but when it comes to
my weight, not so good. I've put on some of the 170 pounds I had lost.
I'm upset with myself. Disappointed. Today, I'm somewhere in between my heaviest weight of 388 pounds and my lowest of 218 pounds. So where I am today is what I must embrace. I can't keep holding on to what used to be. Yesterday is gone. It's time to use the past to make tomorrow better.