The year before I met Craig I'd been on two dating websites. I'd met some lovely men and had been out for dinner, coffee, some nice walks and generally, it had been okay.
When I looked back (hindsight is a wonderful thing), I realised that until I met Craig, I was still very stuck in a negative thought process. Here's what I was thinking... I'm never going to meet anyone, there's no-one for me, I'll be single forever... those kinds of thoughts. What happened next stunned and shocked me, and has pretty much been one of my biggest lessons in life. I realised that in order to end the emotional pain I was feeling around being single and lonely, and to get on with my life, was to do exactly that. Get on with my life.
Over a matter of a few weeks I processed this option of just getting on my with my life. With making the choice to accept exactly where I was at, and that one possibility was that I could be single forever, my world changed. The thought of the latter did terrify me, because even though I had gotten used to being single, and I enjoyed my own company, I was more of a people person and preferred being with others. And, I wanted to share my life with someone special.
Deciding to be brave and face one of my greatest fears in life (of being single forever) was the best thing I did. Within hours of making that decision, I went online and took my profile off one of the dating websites. The next morning I went onto the other site, and there was a message from Craig. And as they say, the rest is history.
This entire process of accepting what I didn't want to accept or thought I couldn't accept worked for starting my weightloss journey too. Almost the minute I accepted that I could be overweight forever, and that indeed I could be that fat old lady, something shifted within me. From that point on, in July 2018, I started making small changes that led me losing my weight and keeping it off, for the first time ever!
Hi I'm Kathryn Price.
I'm a 55 year old post-menopausal woman sharing my journey of Taking Care of Me. I'm on a mission to lose weight and improve my health and well-being. Click here to join me in my Facebook group and let's journey together.