One of my biggest insecurities has always been my weight. As far back as my childhood, my view of my weight has always been warped. However, I would say that it has been at its worst over the last two years. I have gained a lot of weight due to going through depression and anxiety, and if I am honest with myself, I have to admit that I made food my idol during this time. It was something I turned to for comfort, and I neglected looking after myself. I just did not care.
This year, I have embarked on a journey to finally be real with myself and God about why my weight has been such a huge issue for me all my life. I am focusing not on losing weight, but on renewing my mind in this area, so I can be healthy from the inside out.
This has also inspired me to be open and honest about some of my other big struggles. I think I have just reached a point where I feel burdened by keeping certain things to myself, and I long to release it firstly for my own well-being but, also to let other women know that they are not alone. We all have personal struggles that we face and sometimes, all we need is to know that there is someone else who is able to understand our battles. If that is you, I want to encourage you to keep going and to not give up on yourself.