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I'm a little emotional right now because I started looking at pictures from the past. Here is a shortened version and I'm totally going to let it all out: 6 years ago, I was in the best shape of my life from hiking weekly and eating fresh daily while living in Ethiopia. After unexpected medical reasons and major depression, I had to quit the Peace Corps (my life goal) and return home. I spiraled out of control, started drinking a lot and 7 months later broke my pelvis. This began the "letting myself go." From the most fit to after my second child's birth, I had gained 100lbs. (Okay, literally bawling right now because how did this happen...I know how it happened). After I got the okay from my doctor this summer, I vowed to take care of myself for me, my children and husband. Since my heaviest, I have lost 55 lbs and 15 of that has been from the Whole Life Challenge. I seriously feel stronger everyday. I'm emotional because even though I'm disgusted, I know what I'm capable of and I'm so incredibly thankful for all of you. You don't even know me but your support has and will continue to help me on this lost, but rediscovering, lifestyle. THANK YOU!