Some Perspective on my Journey
Sometimes the best things happen when you’re babbling at post-midnight. I was telling Hubby last night that I’m certain I have some issues with my thyroid. How else can someone be so good with a lifestyle, and still not have amazing results. Yeah, I’m not “perfect” like some Paleo’s out there, but for me, wow. I told Hubby that I’m just going to reread The Paleo Dieter’s Missing Link and find my Paleo sweet-spot again and just try not to freak about every little thing. I have a doctor’s appointment in May, and we’ll see how things are then. If my weight hasn’t changed for the better, I’ll definitely start asking for thyroid testing, etc.
However, as I posted a few days ago, I hit the 2 year mark here on the blog, and I had to go look at my first post to, you know, date it and link to it, etc. I saw on there that I’d reported I was down 55 pounds at that point. I’m currently down 85. I started thinking that losing 30 in two years isn’t the worst thing that could have happened, given my history. Then, looking at those two years – one year w/ horrible hormonal problems, specialists who thought I might need a transfusion, etc – and one with crippling pain and forced sedentary-ness. In that light, I think it’s beyond commendable that I haven’t regained everything I’ve lost and more.
When the road gets bumpy, how do you handle it? This is a first for me, honestly. I forgive myself for all of my imperfections in these last two years. I could have done so much worse, and the fact that I clawed down another 30 pounds.
Not to mention all the medications I ceased – things like Metformin which do help with weight loss, and not just from Volcano Butt.
I also realized I have to stop looking at my path from here as what should be happening for a 330-lb woman’s weight loss journey. I need to refocus on things from ~250-lb’s. So, there will be some working through that in the next couple of months.
In the end, I know I will reach my goals. I won’t ever stop trying. I’m going to have to write a book when I’m all done: “The Million Ways I Lost Weight” or “The Billy (from Family Circus) Weight Loss Plan”.
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