Accepting that I am 28 years old, and weigh 300lbs.
Accepting that this is obesity, not just big bones.
Accepting that I cannot live the rest of my life this way.
Accepting that for my own health, for my family, I need to make some drastic lifestyle changes.
I thought I hit my rock bottom a few years ago, at 280lbs. But depression, and unemployment took their toll on me, and this is truly it.
I was recently diagnosed with ADHD, and my doctor and I discovered that this was the missing link in my struggle with clinical depression.
I want to share my journey with you, not to gain attention, or to dwell on the misery of rock bottom, but to share my experiences of this long awaited recovery. Mental illness has real consequences when left untreated, and it’s time we all stop suppressing our thoughts and feelings.
Only with time, treatment, and raised awareness do I believe we can all truly recover, and while I will carry these illnesses for the rest of my life, I am by no means obligated to allow them to rule it.
Today is about acceptance, and awakening.
I would be honoured to share it with you, friends, and I will do so unashamedly. For my sake, and for yours; those of us that have been quiet for too long, ashamed of our secrets and pain.
Today is about an awakening.
Stay Fearless, friends, we will walk this journey together.