In April of 2012, I began the journey to become healthier and lose weight. If you want to read how it all started, HERE is the first update.
It’s a new month, which means it is time for a weight loss update.
I have some great news and some less than good news. Let’s start with the happy and exciting news.
On September 1, 2012 I was down a total of 101.1 lbs. Woohoo!! That’s 100 lbs in 5 months.
I am feeling pretty great, and I love the new habits and healthier lifestyle I have adopted. I even got an extra happy surprise when I discovered my wedding ring fits again. I haven’t worn it since I was pregnant with my soon to be 5 year old. That means I’ve been without my wedding ring for much more of the marriage, than I have been able to wear it.
Okay, on to the less happy news. I mentioned in my last post that my hair was falling out at an alarming rate. Well unfortunately, it is still happening. I’ve been to see the doctor several times. The working hypothesis is that I’m working my body too hard and putting myself under stress, which is making my hair fall out. I also had some abnormal blood test results, which I am in the process of trying to figure out what exactly is going on there. In short, losing 100 lbs in 5 months is amazing for your self esteem, but really hard on your body.
I am going to have to slow down on the weight loss and hope that my body gets happier.
The new phase of this journey will be finding a happy medium between losing weight and keeping my body in balance. I can say with confidence that this is why they say to consult a physician before beginning a diet/exercise regimen.
I’m not 100% sure if these updates will continue or not, but I am definitely continuing on my journey, it will just be at a much more gradual pace.
Thanks for all the love and support I get from you guys. It really brightens my day!