My friend Suzanne has gone through an amazing transformation in the last year. Losing 70+ pounds, working her ass off, literally.
She has also gone through an amazing mental/emotional transformation. Her thoughts and inspirations have been a gift to me, helping me see that with obesity there are a lot of the same issues as with anorexia. Here are a few things she said recently that I feel especially connected to.
I am also a little saddened by it, and angry at myself, for having indulged in such a self-destructive way of life for so long – for treating myself so poorly, and putting my happiness and health so low on the list.
I feel really lucky, to have all the support and encouragement that I do. I feel privileged. I feel guilty sometimes too, because far too often, I still feel undeserving of the things that I want for myself.
I am so happy to see Suzanne shine! She knows, I hope that through the years I told her often enough, that I have always found her beautiful, inside and out. Smart, funny, compassionate, kind, so very attentive to others feelings, a wonderful friend…I doubt I have been as good of a friend to her as she has been to me.
I am very blessed to have you as a friend my beautiful Suzanne!