Well hello friends!
Holy smokes, I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve logged in here. I knew I hadn’t updated my weight chart since October, but I didn’t realize I hadn’t actually written a post since September, yikes!
To bring you up to speed… I started a new job in November, and it’s been a whirlwind ever since. I truly love my new position, however I’m so busy, the days and weeks just fly by. I’m still getting my 10,000 steps a day – the streak is alive and well! I’ve plateaued at 168 lbs which I’m quite alright with. I needed to not be on a diet, logging every meal, and constantly being so critical of my food choices. It’s been a month or so since I stopped using my Up app to track my food, and I’ve maintained my weight – which is reassuring that I’ve learned how to make good decisions.
I hit a few milestones too… my period is back on track! While this isn’t newsworthy for the ordinary woman, coming from someone with PCOS, it’s quite the accomplishment. Mizz Flo has arrived right when my app said it should, either exactly on the day, or a day or two before/after.
And remember the skirt I talked about in this post? I never had the nerve to show the first picture (on left)… but here I am one year later, same shirt, same skirt:
But one thing that hasn’t changed… my facial hair growth!
Usually I don’t let it get this bad, but I had forgotten to shave on my normal days. I happened to look in my visor mirror and was just so embarrassed.
And the hair isn’t just on my chin. Or upper lip. I get hairs along my jawline, too! Sometimes I don’t notice them for awhile, then I’ll find a crazy long one like this… you can’t see the hair, but you can see where it’s pulling from my cheek. (Rough pic, but I was on my way back from the gym).
I mean, what the heck?? How long had that been there? Have people noticed it and silently judged me? Thought weird comments?
Incidentally, the above picture is a different day than the first (you can tell by my t-shirt color), but you can’t miss the facial hair growth below my chin… see? It’s a never-ending problem!
But recently, I hit a new all-time feeling of “low”, when I cut myself shaving. See that red square mark? Yep, four little razor cuts b/c my hand slipped while holding the shaver.
Could you imagine the conversation with a stranger? Excuse me ma’am, what happened to your neck? Oh that? I cut myself shaving my face.
So frustrating. I really need to save up some money and get laser hair removal. I’ve really had it.
But lets’s end on a positive note, shall we? On the left is the pic that inspired this whole journey (which still makes me cringe to this day). That was me at my conference in 2014. The pic on the right is one year later, at my conference in 2015, 11 months into my weight loss journey. I had people not say hi to me, because they didn’t realize who I was. That really put things in perspective as to how much I’ve been changing.