When I was asked to be interviewed for the Half Size Me Podcast I had many reservations. What could I possibly have to share? Will anyone care? I’m not at my goal weight, should I turn it down? Of course those are legitimate concerns but I knew the right answer was to just go for it. I was anxious and excited about it since tons of people listen to this podcast. Eventually the time came and the interview went ok. I thought I might have been too emotional, I did stumble over my words a little but at the end it was alright. I knew that the interview would take time to edit but I didn’t realize how much anxiety I would face once it went live. I wasn’t even planning to listen to it, eventually I gave it a go. I automatically posted to my @jane_rny instagram because honestly I’m proud that I did this, it took a lot of bravery on my part. I was just going to leave it at that and move on with my day. Eventually I also posted on my ‘there is NO perfect’ Facebook page. I haven’t really wanted to publicly say ‘i did a thing’ on my personal FB page. I feel like I’m finally in a good place. I’d say that this is my mid-point, still have some ways to go but realizing the strides I’ve made are important. Honestly if you know me in real life it’s clear that I’m not hiding that I’ve had surgery. I’m open talking about it and when I made my @jane_rny instagram I didn’t make it private. The people who found it, family or clients, were free to follow if interested.
I’ve had struggles and my initial reaction is to hide it. I’ve been realizing if I share it’s weight lifted off me but also it can be helpful for someone else. I hope when people listen to the podcast they have something to takeaway from it. It’s hard to be human, we just need to support one another.
I want to say thank you to Heather for being my inspiration and the Half Size Me Community who I have been a part of for a long time. The members become friends, we have a very supportive community and I’m lucky to have found them.
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