Sunday, January 27, 2013
Well, it's taken me a lot longer than I thought it would to reach this milestone, but I am finally here. I've lost 20 pounds as of today!
It's amazing how much better I feel with these 20 pounds gone. I still am not back to my "original" starting weight (I gained nearly 30 pounds from taking one medication), but I'm finally starting to feel more like me. I don't feel like I'm busting out of my clothes anymore. I feel better in my own skin again. Granted, I want to achieve a new normal for me--but getting back to my "old" normal after two years of being my all-time heaviest...well, it feels good.
Despite my dietary changes over the last eight months or so, I've come to realize that I still have PCOS and I will lose weight slower than the average woman my age without PCOS. However, I'm in a pretty good place now physically and emotionally, which I think will help.
My foot is just about healed from the stress fracture/plantar fasciitis/bone spurs/achilles tendonitis mess. My liver issues are slowly starting to straighten back out (the holidays really did a number on me and I stepped back a bit). My back is finally feeling better (I had a short bout with sciatica earlier this month). As a result, I'm ready to pick up a more steady exercise habit. I have to work on this now to make it a habit. I want to make it a habit. And I will...I just have to give myself time to get used to the latest change. And not get down on myself when things don't go perfectly.
I'm still damn pleased I've lost 20 pounds! *happy dance*