“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” ~Michael Jordan
It’s time I came out of the fat closet. I have gone back and forth about publishing this post for a number of reasons–mostly because a lot of the photos I’m about to share have been locked away in my “never show anyone, ever” file.
But this is a new year and I’ve decided I’m going to be open and honest–and not ashamed of where I’ve been, even if my stomach hurts a little at the idea of sharing this with the world.
See, I have lost a pretty significant amount of weight–and I’m not done yet.
But part of my reason for starting Project Blissful was to help others create the lives they want like I’m doing–and one of the most noticeable effects of my life-changing plan was the loss of 100 pounds.
I’ve still got a few pounds to go before I reach my ultimate goal, but I’ve made some pretty good progress.
So, I offer you this video–a look at my journey to physical health thus far. It’s a little long, but if you’re looking for inspiration to get your own journey off the ground, it might be worth the watch.
Stick with me here at Project Blissful and over the next several weeks, I’ll share every detail of how I did it, step by step.
So, as you can see, I still have a few pounds to lose. Being five feet tall makes it a little more obvious, too–but here’s a tip for my height-challenged friends: wear wedges/platforms/heels as often as possible. It visually takes ten pounds off right away! 🙂
So what do you think? Tell me in the comments section, below!
Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy.
She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse here at QueenBeeing.com and at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.