The scariest, most open VLOG I’ve ever posted.

The scariest, most open VLOG I’ve ever posted.
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All weekend I thought about how I wanted to tackle this post and why I was doing it. It was hard, and everything in me says not to post it, but I decided to go against everything I think, because I think this is a healthy process for me.

It will be three months in August that I went to the doctor, found out I was diabetic, and had to change every single thing about my eating, and workout habits. I had already started working out in March, but my eating wasn’t doing me any favors.

For three months, I’ve worked my ass off. I have some really tough days – ones where I don’t feel well, or I’m not sure if I can even get out of bed in the morning.

But I decided that accountability is the way to my heart. When I see pictures of myself, or film my videos, I have this internal reaction like “that’s not what I thought I looked like,” or “I hate this.” It’s such an unhealthy way of looking at myself. I know it too – and you can go back and read the blogs I used to write all the way back to 2009, I’ve changed so much.

But that was the point of this video. A cliff dive for me. Showing my progress in a way that makes me uncomfortable, a way that makes me cringe, a way that makes me SCARED. It’s all a part of the process. My process.

I will learn over time how to appreciate myself. I will learn how to love my body. It has been a rough go for a long time, but now I have a better reason to do it.

This VLOG was absolutely SO uncomfortable for me. Having to edit it even made me tense. You can listen to the reasons as I talk about it in the beginning, but jump to 4:04 to see all of my side-by-side comparisons.

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Mila Clarke Buckley
Mila Clarke Buckley

Mila Clarke Buckley is a type 2 diabetes advocate who started her food blog, “The Hangry Woman”, after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and struggling to find approachable resources to help her manage the chronic condition and live a happy, healthy life.

HangryWoman.com aims to take away the shame and stigma that comes with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis and covers topics like diabetes management, cooking, and self-care from the perspective of someone living with the chronic condition.

Mila has worked with companies like OneTouch, a Lifescan Company and Whole Foods Market, and she has been featured by The Kitchn, Houston Press, Travel Noire, Healthline, Yahoo Lifestyle, and WebMD.

Mila lives in Houston with her husband and two pups.

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