I feel healthy. I feel like I'm not just doing a bunch of stuff temporarily. I feel like this is now my lifestyle. I'm now a skinny, active person who eats pretty well, doesn't (normally) obsess about food and likes myself.
It is a great feeling! I spent years of my life doing things I knew were not good for my body. I have been obese. I've been a smoker. I've been bulimic. I've beat myself up and hated myself for not being the person I knew I wanted to be, that I knew I could be. Over the years I quit smoking, quit binging, quit purging and now I've quit overeating. I've always been pretty active, but now I seek out opportunities to exercise every day and I want to do it.
I feel better at age 37 than I did at 27 or even 17. I think I am healthier than I've ever been in my life!
I wish you could have known me before just for comparison's sake. Let's just say I was a hot mess. I'm not perfect now - far from it, but I am happy with where I'm at.
And that, my friends, is pretty amazing!