A New Beginning
Friday, November 30, 2012
Ok so, September 2011 I started a weight loss challenge at work and won, losing 75 pounds by the end of February 2012. Briefly touching on Feb-Aug I found a lump in my neck that was diagnosed as thyroid cancer. Aug 27th, I had a total thyroidectomy. Here we are 3 months later and I've regained 15 of my lost pounds. Who knew that my minimally working thyroid was still trying to do what it was supposed to.....I knew I shoulda kept it LOL.
Anyways, Monday Nov 26th, I started to change that. I lost all those pounds and vowed not to find them again. But low and behold I found 13 of them.......WAAAY better than most all of them LOL. So I started working out and getting a little stricter on my eating.
I've never told anyone how much I weighed before my challenge last year, including my husband of 20 years. He knew how much I was losing each week, but I never had the courage to tell him my starting weight. One day we're driving to my sisters and I asked him if he wanted to know. He said it didn't matter because I didn't weigh that anymore, but if I wanted to tell him I could. So chicken little that I am, I told him and hid my eyes. I could see the surprise on his face but said that it still didn't matter.
So here I am again, facing the scale. Since I was so embarrassed to tell anyone last time (because of how much I weighed), I will tell everyone who will listen that on Monday when I started my personal challenge, I weighed in at 271 pounds. I know it's a far cry from Miss America but I don't care because I don't want to be her, I want to be me. If that means I'm chubbier than the person standing in line next to me or the mother of 43 kids that weighs 95 pounds soak and wet......then so be it. My goal is to get healthier and hope that my clothes fit better in the long run.
Have an awesome day!!!!