My Story

So I’m not very good at articulating my thoughts. I tend to be random and go off on tangents and nothing is ever cohesive. Bear with me. I started my weight loss journey nearly 3 years ago, when a visit to the doctor gave me not one but two big shockers about my body in one day. I was weighed, and came in at a whopping 226lbs, the most I had ever weighed in my life. I knew I had been climbing steadily upward, but I didn’t realize it had gotten that bad. Second shocking thing that happened was that I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). My doctor put me on BCPs and told me to try and lose weight, even if it was only 10lbs, that it would help my symptoms. Over the next few months I got down to around 214lbs, which I maintained for another year or so, eventually getting down to a low of 204-207lbs. I haven’t weighed less than 204lbs in the last 4 years.

I weighed myself Monday, and I weighed 203.4lbs. Lowest weight in 4 years. I’m very happy with myself.

I really hope that I haven’t set an unrealistic goal for myself. In high school, my low weight was 160lbs. My weight has always fluctuated, and I’ve always been a “bigger” girl. Ultimately I’d like to be in the 130s, but I don’t know how attainable that is. I don’t want to live like this anymore. I’ve made excellent progress so far, losing 23lbs, but I still have a long way to go. I want to be healthy.