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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?

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Wow Pacifismalways you rock!!! 🍾🎉🍾🎉🍾

I certainly felt that losing weight and getting healthier has given me more confidence. I walk much taller.

Wishing you all the best for the new year and doing the things that you want to do. I've really enjoyed your contributions to the Daily Diary over the past few weeks/months and I hope you will stick around the site.

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PacifismalwaysHealthy BMI in reply to bikegrrrl

That is wonderful news. You should always walk tall as you seem like a great person.

Thank you so much for your kind words. I have learnt so much from you (and everyone) and adore your menus.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

What wonderful news. Well done.

Sadly I am nowhere near feeling better about my self or developing any self esteem. I think it may be too late for me but I will keep going.

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IndigoBlue61Maintainer in reply to

It’s not too late BlueMat, today is the perfect day to start the rest of your life 😊

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PacifismalwaysHealthy BMI in reply to

You should be proud of who you are, you seem like a wonderful person. Virtual hug (if you don't mind). For me, it has been a lifelong struggle due to disability. When I was at my darkest moments, I never dreamt this was possible. I could only ever see what others said I was unable to do. Now I make a mental list every day of what I am able to do.

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Nowisthetime2 stone in reply to

It is never too late Blue Matt. Xx

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gman1961Restart April 2021 in reply to

It's never too late ,I have started to feel good about myself .if I can anyone can.

Good luck


BridgeGirl profile image

Yes, I've found that losing weight has done much more for me than making me thinner. A bit like you, it's made me more open to other changes. I think we define ourselves in all sorts of ways, often negative: "I don't do that" "I never go there" "I don't like that" - they're often beliefs we've held for years and never questioned. Once I started questioning that with food (maybe I could find alternatives to bread and potatoes at the heart of every meal) then I could question other things about my automatic behaviour, too.

It's good to hear what doors this is opening for you :)

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PacifismalwaysHealthy BMI in reply to BridgeGirl

I am glad that you found losing weight transformative too. I have always considered myself disabled (I was statemented at school) and after having some horrible experiences that feeling became more entrenched. Until now.

I am still working lowering but I know I can get there.

Hope you enjoy the season and have a wonderful New Year.

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Pacifismalways

Keep taking a fresh look at yourself. See the you that's there, not the one you were defined as in your past. Whether you see your self as having a disability or not, that's not you, it's just one little ingredient in the pot that makes up you.

I'm saying this to me as well as you :)

IndigoBlue61 profile image

What a lovely post and fabulous success story 😊👏🎉. I agree about being a different person, and not just because I look different, but knowing I have the power to control what goes in my mouth!

Have a lovely Christmas, and a very happy 2019 😊. I have no doubt that you will reach your goal, especially now you have all of us cheering you on 😊👏🎉

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PacifismalwaysHealthy BMI in reply to IndigoBlue61

I am so glad you feel empowered. It is exactly as you say, the sense of control and feeling centred.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you so much for all your support. It means so much.

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IndigoBlue61Maintainer in reply to Pacifismalways

Awww you’re very welcome 👏😊😊

Wow you have done so well. It is wonderful to read about how different you feel and I’m sure you will really enjoy wearing your smaller clothes this Christmas. You are very inspiring 😁 x

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PacifismalwaysHealthy BMI in reply to Nowisthetime

Thank you so much for your kind words. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Well done you 🌹

And yes totally agree with all the coments

Merry Christmas 🎅 xx

focused1 profile image

What an inspiring tale . I am always enriched when somebody posts a success story - one of determination . I am totally with you on your comments. I feel better shopping for clothes . Even aged 58 I now feel attractive and healthier . Confidence has increased too . Thank you for cheering me up and please carry on . Be proud and loud . You deserve to be.

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PacifismalwaysHealthy BMI in reply to focused1

Thank you so much for your kind, empathetic and motivational words.

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