Losing Weight With No Thyroid, Part 8

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I had my official weigh in a few days ago. I’ve only lost two pounds since my last weigh in but I hit a very important personal goal. Thus far I haven’t shared with you guys how heavy I got last December because I was ashamed and embarrassed. But I vowed to be honest and open in an effort to inspire.

This past December, I was 216 pounds. I was depressed, disappointed etc. I knew the main reason I gained so much weight was my change in medication but I also took personal responsibility. I did not do the things necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I went home for the holidays and stressed to my mom that this was impossible. I could not loose weight without a thyroid. She looked at me the same way she had almost 3 years ago when I was first diagnosed with Graves Disease. She said to me, just try.

My mom is the epitome of strength. I often stay if I had an ounce of her resilience, I would be president. She is amazing, when she tells me to do something, I often listen because I value her input.

I committed to eating clean and exercising 5 days a week. On December 24, 2014, I was 216 pounds. As of April 12, 2015, I am 198 pounds. I have a long way to go. I have another 18 pounds to lose by July 11, 2015 and my long term goal is to get back to my pre-surgery weight of 150.  But I’m happy because I’m below 200 pounds and a few months ago, I never thought I would be here.

The road is hard and filled with ups and downs. But I urge you to keep pushing. I will too. Progress is slow process.

A Woman in Process

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