This is my very first blog ever... I am NOT a writer but recently I have had the urge to get things out. Out of my head. Out of my thoughts. Out of me. I feel as if my brain swirls around and around and my thoughts and feelings don't ever just stop. So here is my attempt at getting things out. Here is my first attempt at writing about what is currently going on in this brain of mine... I get easily overwhelmed yet I am the queen at holding it in and not letting others know. I appear to have an ease with everything I do, yet inside I'm screaming. When I get overwhelmed, I turn to food. Today is one of those days. All I want to do is eat....eat....eat. YES, I am one who eats my emotions (or at least wants to). And then it becomes a downward spiral as I curse myself for eating what I did and physically I feel awful. For those of you who don't know me personally, I have NOT always been healthy. And I have NOT always worked out. It has been a long struggle for me over the years to get to where I am today. And it continues to be a DAILY struggle. I completely understand that it is NOT easy losing weight.... trust me, I know! But I do want to offer hope to those of you going through this journey right now. In the end, when you beat those temptations, it is so worth it. The feeling you get when your body is fueled with healthy food is well worth the struggle getting there. Don't give in to those times that all you want to do is eat... be stronger than that. Get an accountability buddy who you can call or text when you are struggling. You can change your whole life (physically, mentally, and emotionally) by only changing up your diet. Don't get me wrong, I believe you should exercise... BUT if you are only able to make one change at this time, I would say choose to eat healthy food. Learn how to incorporate the 80/20 rule in to your diet and research options of learning portion control. I promise, one small change in your diet, could change your whole life.