When Medical Conditions Make it Hard to Lose Weight

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When Medical Conditions Make it Hard to Lose Weight

If you don’t follow me on social media or know me very well, it would probably surprise you that I run 3-5 miles per day, have completed two half marathons, and will soon add long runs into my training schedule again as I prepare for my next half marathon. I don’t look like a runner. I am short in stature and only about a third of the way through my weight loss journey. I have met a lot of people like me, with medical conditions that make it hard to lose weight. So, what do I do when I train hard, eat well and the weight doesn’t fall off?

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(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: Small Choices Add Up

Small Choices Add Up

Weight loss does not come easily for me. Antidepressants caused significant weight gain. Combine that with PCOS and I’m left with a tremendous challenge. You know what I like? Challenges. All the small choices that you make add up. One mistake will not derail your efforts as long as you keep focusing on healthy choices.

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There’s a feeling that I get whenever I’m done with a hard workout at the gym. It is part elation and part exhaustion. The elation is what keeps me coming back for more, and the exhaustion is something I can remedy with the right recovery food for my body. I have always enjoyed some good cardio, but in the past year I have become addicted to running. It challenges me in a way that nothing else does. I am not a natural runner. I have short legs and thighs that will always touch. The effort I put into every mile…well, I just know a half marathon will never be easy for me regardless of how long I train. But I love it.

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The Day I Became a Fierce Half-Marathoner

I signed up for my first half marathon when I completed my first 10k in June. After completing that race and crossing it off my 30 Before 30 list, I felt on top of the world. I wanted to give myself a new challenge – something I never imagined I’d be able to do. Hubster required a little convincing, but we signed up together and the date was set.

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