You don't realize how dim your smile is when you are hurting inside. Sadness weighs heavy on your spirit. It affects every area of your life. It takes energy to feel that badly all of the time.
It's not just about what you lose (the weight) --you don't realize in the beginning what you will gain back (myself!)--but the gains and loss are AMAZING!!!
I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR THIS GIFT EVERY DAY!!!
There is no better gift I can give to those I love than what I have received... and pay it forward.