Monday, March 3, 2014

Hard Work and a bit of Pixie Dust

 In December I went to a doctor to find out why I couldn't lose weight. It was a rather drastic measure for me to take, but I was very hopeless after months of healthy eating and activity that lead to more and more pounds piling on. After some investigation, I found out that I have PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome). It's just as much fun as pronouncing its name. I was given a medication to help subtract the symptoms PCOS gives you, one of them being weight gain, yay. A lot of women with PCOS can get type II diabetes, and that's not something I plan on experiencing.

Since then, I have been working hard and exercising my butt off (literally) to try to get myself healthy again. Today, I cried a little in the gym when I got on the scale. Contrary to what everyone around me was thinking, they were tears of joy!! I've lost 12 pounds since December 20th and have gone down a pant size. Ahhh the joy of success after hard work. Right now you can mostly tell in my arms, face, and legs. 10 more to go and it should show in my stomach too.

Here is me in August 2013...I still shudder when I look at my chipmunk cheeks...

Here is today! Literally right after my forgive the exhausted sweaty look.