Saturday, September 07, 2013
I know there's a lot to be said for non-scale victories. However, I want to crow a bit about my scale victory today. I finally have made it 25% of the way to my weight-loss goal! I have a lot of weight to lose...a smidge over 100 pounds. However, I can officially say from my all-time high, I've lost 25.4 pounds as of this morning. That's been a long time coming...New Year's 2012 was when I hit my all-time high. Since then, I have radically changed my diet, but it's still been slow to come off (the "joys" of having PCOS). I know losing weight slowly is the healthy way to do it...at this rate, it'll take me another 4 years to get the rest of the weight off, but I'm okay with that.
My immediate goal (and it's an 8-month goal) is to lose 10 more pounds and 4.5 inches from around my bust measurement by the wedding. I would really like not to have to have my wedding dress altered. I like the back of the dress, but it doesn't fit at the moment. I'm okay with having a corset back put in the dress, but I'd really like to have the option. I think this is an attainable goal...I have slowly come to the realization that I'm just not one of those people that loses weight fast. So what some people can do in a month or two, it takes me six months or longer.
I've also lost 9% of my body weight. Nothing to sneeze at. Overall, I feel more comfortable in my skin. Having PCOS, I got very comfortable being at a certain weight--maintained it for DECADES--so when a medication jacked up my weight, it was not a good feeling. I've lost all the weight I gained on that medication, so I feel like I'm more at my true starting weight in this weight-loss journey. Which is probably not the best way to look at it, but I'm not going to overthink it.
I'm pleased with my progress so far. I don't care that it's been slow and oftentimes frustrating. The scale is still going in the right direction, and that's the important thing. I will lose the weight, just slower than most people. And that's okay, because that's me.