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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*

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GETFITNLEAN 2/4/2013 8:45PM

    emoticon on the 20 lb loss! What a wonderful accomplishment! emoticon
I also am starting over after losing and now being at my highest weight. Making exercise a habit is #1 on my list and eating healthier usually falls in line after that because I don't want to undo all my hard work that I did during exercise! Keep up the emoticon work and you will reach your goal in no time!

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HORNED_GODDESS 1/27/2013 12:14PM

    Way to go! Get some 20 lb weights and try toting them up your stairs sometime...that will show you how much you're not carrying around anymore, all at once instead of gradually. Eye-opening!

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RDGISME 1/27/2013 11:24AM

    Doing the HAPPY DANCE for you right now!! I have also gained nearly 30lbs from medication and am thrilled for you that you have lost that 20!! I'll get there-eventually! Losing sure is more difficult with PCOS, but as you and most of us know, we can do it! I look forward to cheering you on even more as we both get back to our 'normal' weights! All of us, on this team, can lose this weight!!! emoticon

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MAMISHELI53 1/27/2013 10:38AM

    Good for you! You SHOULD be pleased, especially with all the obstacles you've had to overcome! We also joke about "happy dance" - I made this video from some clips of my missionary experiences and use it when I feel a happy dance ocming on. Be blessed on your journey to a healthy lifestyle!

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