My story is about making choices that have led to changes. Radical changes that have affected my attitude, my spirit, and my sleep schedule. Radical changes that have affected what I eat (and what I don’t), how I act on vacation (I go running!) and how I feel about myself.
As a native New Yorker, I’m going to tell it to you straight: my path to change started with a few, “Holy shit!” moments:
- There was the time a relative asked me if I was pregnant (on 2 separate occasions, within a 6-month period).
- The time I went on a video shoot of a 33-year-old woman who was about to undergo gastric bypass surgery to lose 120 pounds on her 5-foot frame (Hey, that’s how tall I am).
- The invitation to my 20-year high school reunion was coming. How did I know this? I was on the reunion committee and helped select the July 2011 date.
- It’s coming: I turn 40 in July 2013.