Are You Missing Out On Life?
by Meggan Larson
I don’t know if you’ve been in this situation or not so I’m just going to talk about my personal experiences. There have been many times that I was so unhappy with the way that I looked and felt that I literally didn’t want to go outside. I’ve canceled plans, faked an illness, etc just to be able to stay home and not have to face anyone. Some days I just can’t. Some days I just want to curl up in the corner of my bed and eat some more candy because who cares anyway ya know? There is one such moment that will be forever burned into my memory and it was when…
I was supposed to go to a BBQ with my family. Everyone had been looking forward to it but I knew I was going to see people that I hadn’t seen in a while and that I had gained a good 20lbs since we last saw each other. I was in such a terrible mood that my family was literally whispering to each other to avoid angering the beast. My kids are young y’all. They are 7, 5, and 3 and this was a year or two ago. We got into the car and my husband just turned to me and asked in a frustrated tone “Do you not want to go?”. I turned to him and I said “No. I don’t want to go. I don’t want to go because I’m not where I want to be in my weight and I don’t feel comfortable in my own skin and I’m so embarrassed and ashamed.” And to my horror I started to cry. This was one of maybe 5 times I’ve cried in front of my husband in our 10 years of marriage. He was quiet for a minute and then turned the car off and when I looked up at him I was shocked to see tears in his eyes. His heart was broken for me and he desperately wished that I could see what he sees. In that moment I realized that when I am having a pity party day it affects my family too. When I am too ashamed to go anywhere my family misses out too. I don’t want to do that to them anymore!
I’m not where I want to be health wise but in the meantime, I can’t just be a hermit holed up in my house. I’m not the only one who that affects. So while I work on my health, I can’t forget that there are 4 other people in my daily life who adore me no matter how I look and I need to try harder for them (as well as myself!). Let’s stop missing out on life ~ no matter what size we are. If this resonates with you at all and you are tired of feeling trapped in this emotional state then consider joining me on August 2nd at 7:30pm CST/8:30pm EST on FB live as we talk about the emotions that block your success and how to overcome them. You can request to join our group here.
~ Meggan 🙂
ps…As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!