Community blogger Tahira Nyabinghi writes: Beginning Weight 230lbs/Ending Weight 170lbs
I completed my N&O makeover and have a warm feeling inside. This long journey has had ups and downs and ultimately I did not achieve my goal weight of 120 lbs lighter but I have gained a deeper understanding of myself and my world. I have stepped outside of who I am as a woman and realized that all along, my beauty was apparent. For so long, I was wrapped in the belief that I had to be tiny in order to be fulfilled, not the case at all. My self worth should not be tied to my outward appearance.
When the realization dawned on me, I took the logical step of shearing my locks. They symbolized a connection to a part of my life that was long dead. My issues are ones that are from the distant past, never to be changed or renewed again. I have truly taken back the control I released long ago.
As I embark on the new phase of my journey, I am reinvigorated about the future weight loss I will achieve and will continue on the raw path. I have learned how to select quality foods, design incredible entrees, experience the original textures of fruits and vegetables. I am a new Queen and thankful for the peaks and valleys that I have come across this year.
I walk this solitary path alone.
First, by circumstance, then by choice.
Before I came to this plane, I was an Earth Mother.
In this world, I am still.
The beauty of spirituality,
the depth of knowledge,
the radiance of power.
All reside in each of us.
We must find what makes us whole.
I am where I should be.
I seek others to walk beside,