How goes the weight loss?

Dec 4th, 2013

As you know I’m doing a December series where I post almost every day this month. So, if you missed day 1 and day 2 of this series check them out!  {I hope you are enjoying it by the way.}

Today I’m going to delve deep into the skeletons in my closet and talk about weight loss…dun, dun, dun.

First, give me a second to vent….WHY DO I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THIS!?!?! GAHHHHHHHHHH! Ok, I feel so much better. The truth is, I get bitter sometimes. I want it to be easy, and I know that’s not the answer.

Twelve years ago I was in a terrible car accident, and I suffered a compound fracture in my right ankle. It was so bad that it was screwed back together with plates and all sorts of hardware. It changed my life forever. I was a dance major in college at the time, and I had to change that after my accident. I had to take a year off from school, and my physical activity level went from dancing almost every day to basically nothing.  That darn ankle was my excuse for years, after all it did hurt. It was a good excuse. It still hurts. I ran a 5k a few weeks ago that was a 12% grade in parts, I could hardly walk for days after. But, I decided that I was going to do it anyway. Luckily, my ankle is getting stronger, but I’ve come to the conclusion that it will hurt forever, and if I let it, it would be my excuse forever.

I have learned a lot about myself during this process. I am still working on my positive self-talk that I talked about that during my last weight loss update. I’m doing better with this.

All I can say is, IT. IS. HARD! Gah. Despite my hurt ankle, I have worked out like a banchee for over 12 weeks now without stopping {I’m pretty sure that’s a personal record}. I have worked out almost every single week day minus holidays, and I have lost 11 lbs. Baby steps, right?  I know some of you will say, “Well, you aren’t suppose to lose more than 1 lb a week.” Well, you might be right in certain cases. But, I have at least 50 pounds to lose, and I feel like I should be losing faster than this. I went to my Dr again to have my thyroid checked and sure enough, it’s low again. So, they put me on some more medication to help it regulate. It’s frustrating that something so small can impact so many things.  So if you have any tips about losing weight with a hypothyroid, please don’t hesitate to send them to me.  I’m now taking Armour Thyroid and Levothyroxine.

In the past, eating a paleo diet has really helped, but here is where the problem comes with paleo and me: I get sick of it after a few months. I can’t live like that forever. But to be honest, I eat clean most of the time naturally. I feel better when I do. But, how can I eat like that ALL THE TIME!?! It’s hard, and every once in a while a girl has gotta have a piece of bread! But, if I stick to paleo {PERFECTLY} I lose weight. So I guess I gotta just buckle down and do it again? Any thoughts on my struggles? Do any of you have the same problems that I do?

On a more positive note, I started working out once a week with a beautiful friend of mine named Amie. She is awesome, and she basically makes me cry every week because her workouts suck so bad. She has a blog called Dumbbell Housewife. You should check her out. My friend Jamie introduced me to Amie, and I’m excited to see how things go. All I know is that I do NOT want to gain weight over this holiday season. I can gain weight faster than I can say chocolate covered English toffee.

Any advice for me?

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