I am feeling really happy. I have been trying on clothes over the last few days in order to get Christmas clothes. I am a size 12-14. In July, I was a size 20-22. I have lost 4 stone and fallen from a BMI of 33 to a BMI of 25-26 depending on when I weigh myself. I want to lose another 3-4 BMI points as my ideal would be 22 or under. However, the idea of being just 6 pounds from my ideal weight make me really happy.
Even better, I think my character has changed. I still have some autie traits but I am much better at eating foods that have strange textures. I have eaten 37 different plants this week. This is a million miles from who I used to be I am so much more conscious of healthy eating and image in general. I want to help other auties as obesity is a big problem among auties. I also feel confident to advise my best friend.
I have been through a hard time as I was coerced to stop teaching English because at times, especially when I am epileptic, my phonetics can be non-standard. I was also bullied horrifically by a woman online. Auties can't really advocate for ourselves and I lost a lot of friends. All this led to comfort eating. Eating healthily has really boosted my confidence in who I am and helped me become a better person.
I feel like I can move forward in my life, hopefully get a job and meet all the milestones I can. I never felt such a seemingly small change could transform my life so much. I really want to thank everyone.
Has anyone else found that healthy can change their character and transform their lives?