"On a Wing and a Prayer"

 

This diptych holds a special meaning for me as I begin a new journey this year into wellness.

I made the most important decision of my life this year - to get healthy and live an active and healthy life. I am stepping out in faith, on a "Wing and a Prayer", and believing in myself to do this.

I'm at the heaviest weight I've been in my life - 250 lbs as of this morning (Down from 255 on Dec 29th). My waist is the widest it has ever been - 50 inches as of Dec 29th.
My hips are constantly aching, it's a challenge to walk even a mile... sometimes it's a challenge just to stand up because my hips send searing pain through my body.

My mental health has been a hot mess this year - I have worked through several successions of major depressive episodes coupled with crippling anxiety. My physician and psychologist have recommended I see a psychiatrist to help identify a potential diagnosis. Their thought is that I may be dealing with bipolar 2 disorder. Maybe even some ADHD, and OCD tendencies.

I share this NOT to solicit sympathy. Not at all. I am sharing so that my journey may bring hope and healing to others. Today, in addition to beginning my own wellness journey, I became a health coach apprentice. What does that mean?

✅ Working toward a healthy weight
✅ Working toward a healthy mind
✅ Working toward a financially healthy future
✅ Working toward helping others along their wellness journey
✅ Working toward incorporating my love and passion for art into this health coaching by offering emotive painting sessions to my team.

If you think you would like to walk with me on my journey and learn more about what I'm doing, please send me a message. I can't wait to share the joy I've found in making this decision with everyone I know!

Thank you all for your continued love and support! 💜
 

 Barbi