Yesterday morning at my weekly weigh-in, not only did I lose 3.2 pounds, but I also reached a personal milestone. I did an embarrassing little happy dance when I got off the scale and I haven't been able to stop smiling since.
This has been one of the hardest battles I have fought. I can truly say there have been times when I wanted to throw in the towel and just quit because the progress seemed slow and it was just so hard.
The determination that I have to get healthy is stronger than it ever has been. I still have a ways to go, but I'm closer than I've been in a long time to reaching my goals.
At a very low point, when I felt like all my hard work was in vain, I seriously thought, 'Okay, I'm done, I'm giving up!' But, then I took a look back at how far I had come and it became impossible for me to quit. I had to keep going! I remember thinking at that moment, 'I've got this. This time is really going to stick.'
Like I said, I have a ways to go before I reach my final goal, but I feel more certain than ever that I will get there.
I hope that my story might encourage anyone who may be on the same journey. If I can do it, so can you! I have an extremely slow metabolism, having hypothyroidism. For most of this journey my condition has been out of control. I have had my medications changed about four times since the start of this ride. It hasn't been easy, but it is so worth it!