Monday, July 29, 2013

Sharing my story

I wanted to be honest in sharing my story. Everything that was published in the Huffington Post article was true (I.E. taking the large amount of diet pills).  I have come a long way in my journey and learned to embrace the struggles along the way. I have only told a few people about the major struggles I  faced and those who know are extremely supportive and I very much appreciate that. Those who criticize my journey, 1) Don’t know the entire story and 2) haven’t been through my journey. I knew when I shared my story, I may have gotten a few negative comments. I don’t have to satisfy anybody with my journey because after all it’s MY journey.  

It took a lot of courage to be honest with myself and have hopes of inspiring others. Whenever I reread my story, I’m still surprised that I’ve been through those struggles and have improved myself in such a positive way.  

After reading the first few negative comments, I reassured myself that I didn’t need their approval to continue. I also told myself that everybody has haters, even Jesus. I’m going to continue on my journey and ignore those haters. This journey is all about improving myself and I will continue to do so.  I’m so glad that I’ve been receiving such positive comments. I’ve received way more positive and supportive comments than the negative ones. I’m so grateful that my story had been seen by so many people.

For those who read my last blog about my shoeless week, the blister is now healed and I’m back to running. My next 5k is this coming Saturday. During the month of August, I’m going to run in 6 different races, including a 10 mile race at the end of the month. I’m looking forward to that 10 mile challenge. Onward and upward, nobody can pull me down!

I am a strong, determined, positive women and nobody can deny that.

I’m going to change it up a little bit. Instead of blogging every few weeks, starting in August I’m going to write smaller posts daily. I already have a list of topics that I want to cover. I think this will be a fun change to make and will hold me even more accountable.


  1. You have been an inspiration since I read your story on the Huffington Post. Keep it up and don't let the negative comments get you down.

  2. Thank you and thanks for the encouragement. :)

  3. Hiya, what a wonderful story!
    As someone who has always struggled with her weight, I'm constantly surfing the net for success stories, hoping they will inpire me to get off the couch and MOVE my body.
    I have to say your story is truly inspiring.
    Big hugs to you, Val

  4. Hi Val. Thanks for the encouragement and support!!