A lot of great things happened this week, but one that I am especially proud of is hitting the 40 lb MARK on my WEIGHT LOSS! I haven’t “dieted” or used diet foods. I haven’t counted calories or points. All I’ve done is changed my eating habits so I eat more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. I still eat about one animal product a day, but that’s it and then I’m free to eat many more nutrient-rich foods. It has been such a blessing in my life to move more easily and be healthier. I’ve reached my goal of teaching dance and enjoy yoga at night before bed, things I used to dream about but didn’t enjoy. With an eating disorder in my history i worried my efforts might trigger a relapse. But i believed i could lose weight in a healthy way, and i did! If you want to lose weight but can’t afford diet foods or weight loss programs, don’t worry. You can still do it! It will be gradual-it’s taken me about 2 years! There were weeks I gained weight back. Then i would get discouraged and want to binge and give up. But I stuck with it. And in the end it made a difference. And actually, this isn’t the end…it’s the beginning of a new, healthier chapter in life.