I’m April Wilson. I’ve struggled with my weight all my life. I finally had things under control, well, I thought. Then, life happened. My husband lost his job, my mom died, my grandpa died, and my dad died. All in that order. In about 7 months time.
I’d lost over 130 pounds, and gained about 110 back. In about a year.
How can she do that, you might wonder? Well, it wasn’t hard.
Food has always been a source of “comfort.” Losing weight doesn’t make you lose the old habits.
For those of us who are stress eaters, it’s like others who search for alcohol or drugs to numb them. I was so sad, depressed, and tired. Food was the only source of “comfort.” But, food doesn’t really fill the void. Food for comfort is a vicious cycle. Feel bad, eat. Feel bad for eating, eat. Repeat…
From the first pound I lost, to the 130th pound, and gaining all those ounces, I weighed in at Weight Watchers every week. Afraid that if I didn’t, I would be a failure. I would just quit.
Well, I haven’t quit. I’m still working. This is a life long journey, a lifestyle change.
Some days are a struggle, others are easier. But, I’m committed to the long haul. I’m even a triathlete now (click here to learn more on that!).
This blog is my journey. Things I’m learning along the way. It’s also my way to be accountable.
I hope I can encourage you along the way, and I hope you share your encouragement with me as well!
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