Updated: Aug 7, 2020
As long as I remember, I have always had problems with my weight. Never a skinny girl, I learned early in life that whatever I ate ended up stored in my body. Some places better than others! A few years ago, I took the matter in own hands and started a very intensive diet regimen accompanied with circuit exercises. A year and a half later I won the battle, getting rid of 116 pounds.
116 pounds! Yes! The weight of another person. I worked with my weight fluctuations until I was comfortable in my body.
Taking control of my body and my health was proven to be the greatest decision I had ever made. Before getting the courage to challenge myself to a healthier lifestyle, I had so many health issues, I was even taking medication for high blood pressure. (And it wasn’t a minimum amount, I was prescribed with 4 times what my father’s pill was! So, I hope you get the picture of my poor still-baby heart crying for help.)
Don’t get it the wrong way. I am faithful advocator for all body types. Love your body, embrace what God gave you. But the body I had wasn’t good to me. It wasn’t what God had given me, but the result of genetics and laziness and poor food choices. And maybe some baby weight from my two pregnancies. Also, I have a neuromuscular condition that affects my legs, so the more the weight the less the balance. That’s what God gave me. And I embrace it and respect it, and had forced me to be overprotective with myself. It has made me the woman I am today. And I love every single thing of this curvylicious babe!
By then, having reached the middle 130’s, I felt great. Still nice meat and muscles, and my bum was great and generous, just as I love it. I haven’t felt so good in years, plus zero medication for blood pressure. Everything of me was falling into place and I was very grateful!
Fast forward a little and my family and I are in a middle of two devastating hurricanes, a week after opening a business that would be our only source of income. Months without electricity and potable water hit us hard, as the realization that we were very deep into debts. Meanwhile, the business remained closed due to the lack of essential services in the whole island. An enormous investment and an even bigger debt vs first few days of little clientele. Fresh foods were limited and very expensive at the moment. Meanwhile,