Life opens up.
Before I lost close to 100lbs, people described me as nice. I always smiled, was always happy and had a positive disposition. I was nice. Over the past few years, the depth of my existence has opened up. My healthiness journey has not only been a transformation of me losing weight but also me learning who I am.
I was looking at some photos a couple weeks ago and noticed something. I never realized it but before I lost weight, I smiled but never SMILED. I was nice but never really opened up. I was positive but never real – life was good because it was all I had ever known. I did not know what I did not know. I realize it now, my mouth is the gateway to my healthiness journey. I said I was happy before but I never really knew what happiness felt like. Full circle health all started with my mouth:
I put healthy foods into my mouth.
I feel healthy and confident beyond what I ever knew was possible.
I act confident, smile more and show my teeth!
I am proud to show the biggest smile I can in pictures.
The past few years of my journey have been the most difficult I’ve ever experienced. Through losing weight & fighting to be healthy, accepting two new jobs, the tornado and the death of mom, I’ve had to face devastation, frustration and learn how to pick myself back up again. Having a healthy mouth in every sense of the definition has helped my life to open up.
Now it’s your turn – share how YOUR life has opened up.
Your mouth is more than just teeth and gums, it’s your most important feature when it comes to expressing yourself and engaging with the world. The Crest & Oral-B Life Opens Up Project will highlight individual stories that showcase how a healthy mouth has played a role in opening up to life and to the world. www.LifeOpensUpProject.com
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