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157 pounds and size 10... when did this happen?

Monday, November 12, 2012

I have something to confess that may be an important key for many people out there...

After spending a few years being completely miserable and being in an emotionally abusive relationship with someone, I can come out and say that stress can definitely have an impact on your weight-related goals.

I exercised daily, ate pretty well, not all the time, but hey... better than most people can say and I never dropped a pound. If anything, I just kept gaining weight every once in a while. I was sick all the time, and I'm someone that just doesn't get sick usually. I was so stressed out my cortisol levels were highly elevated in my blood tests, my skin was constantly breaking out, I was getting rashes-- my body was falling apart.

This summer, I got rid of my excuses and got rid of the man that made me have anxiety attacks, panic attacks, and that made cry on an almost daily basis. The result? I've lost almost 20 pounds since then. And I've dropped a dress size effortlessly. I have no idea where this came from, but the pounds are melting off and I'm not even trying. I'm running less than I usually do, I don't do that much strength training... and it's not muscle loss, I look more toned than I ever have! I guess I'm thankful for the friends and family that stood by me regardless of how many times I kept going back into that relationship thinking things would change.. they saw me walk into a train wreck every time and most of them stood by me. Others were not so patient and I can't say I blame them. If your relationship is making you more miserable than happy, it's time to ask yourself some hard questions and see what you're willing to do about it. Your health will thank you. emoticon
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    I got rid of my man baggage almost a year ago. So, I totally understand what you're talking about! I cried all the time, especially when I found out about the cheating and other things! However, I decided to stop having a pity party and work on my self-esteem.

    So, good for you! You are definitely worth the effort! You go girl!

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    2043 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/14/2012 5:19:28 PM
    Congratulations on your weight loss!

    Good for you for making the right decision in your life! emoticon

    Wishing you continued success towards your goals! emoticon emoticon
    2045 days ago
    I'm so proud of you! I got rid of my abusive ex back in 2005, and it is one of the best things that I ever did for myself. He cheated on me all the time and I remember women calling my house for him and me getting upset. Thinking back on it, I should have told them to come get his *** because they deserved one another.
    I'm so glad you're taking care of yourself because you deserve it!!!

    2045 days ago
    Well first off Congrats on the wonderful weight loss and for ridding yourself of a very unhealthy relationship! It sounds like you are really getting back on track with everything and I am so glad you are having so much success! I appreciate your post today because I had just written one wondering if stress and weight gain were related so thanks for that! I wish you lots of continued success!! emoticon emoticon
    2045 days ago
    Congrats on the positive changes in your life!
    2045 days ago
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