Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your “lot in life” and how you’re working to overcome it
When I met Mr. H in 2008 I was living in London and pursuing my dreams and finding out who I was in a post-college world. Then we met and things became about getting Mr. H to America, and then we were engaged and life was about planning the wedding, and then it was about getting back to Sweden.
In all of that planning and going and doing it seemed I had become Bailie the visa helper, and Bailie the bride, and finally Bailie the immigrant but the regular Bailie was lost in all of that shuffle.
I gained weight, I had old out of style clothes, I had scraggly hair alongside of my awesome life and marriage.
But the the thing is for the awesome life and marriage to continue I realized I needed to take back what was me.
So I did the hardest thing for me ever and admitted out loud I needed to lose some weight.
(ahhhh typing it was even harder)
I did not take any before and after shots but pants that I used to not be able to button will button, zip, and I can sit down in them!
I have been doing a mixture of walks, and we live on the top of a valley so half the walk is always up hill, and aerobics.
I have ordered a few pieces of new clothes, like colored jeans so I do not feel like the old married lady when we go out.
I dyed my hair to the color maroon red it was back in 2008.
I have also started doing embroidery which I love and really embracing my love for cooking and thinking of it as a skill I possess rather than just something I do at night.
So I guess you could say the sun is coming out of the clouds in terms of me!