Obesity or thinness is a conscious personal choice

Recently, within the last 1-1/2 years I have lost and kept off 105 pounds that I had gained and maintained when my mental health was out of control in the 1990s. I was prompted to lose weight to shrink the size of my liver, for my five upcoming surgeries; stomach fistula and 2nd & 3rd times right knee replacement, tendon repairs, and cataract removal in both eyes.

During the weight loss, I made new goals of how I wanted to look and feel. It was difficult to feel good about myself because of poor self-esteem issues. Since I was a young very thin girl I have been told that I was fat to the point of obesity. Other people’s self-fulfilling prophecies for me came true in my 30s and 40s. The nitpicking continued into my mid-50s when I had finally had enough of it and told my secondary family members to leave me alone about my weight. It was my issue not theirs so butt out. My new goal is to lose 50 pounds which will enable me to have an abdominal skin revision performed. I had a sepsis condition two years ago on my lower abdomen, and now my excess abdominal skin is causing chronic health issues.

Describe one positive change you have made in your life. Emails are welcome. My private email is within this blog site. Sharing our feelings with a stranger or others sometimes permits us to justify our choices; it doesn’t mean our choices are right or wrong, they just are. Have a blessed week.


Published by Kat Challis

Kathy Ann (Hughes) Challis Married in 1977 to Robert Challis-Oklahoma - still together Two daughters ages 44y and 40y and six beautiful grandchildren. Live in Texas. I love GOD and live life to its fullest. I am blessed beyond measure. I have family pets that give me a sense of devotion. Writing this blog has been an adventure of internal growth and I hope of interest to you.

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