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A few years ago, I woke up and it finally hit me. I was almost 100 pounds overweight. I no longer felt like I was my healthiest, best self. Now, after dropping 82 pounds, I’ve encountered what feels like the weight-loss gauntlet — the last 20 pounds. This has been the hardest to lose, not only because it seems to have made lifelong friends with my body, but also because of everything — emotional and physical — that goes along with nearing your goal.
Embarking on a weight-loss journey isn't easy — it's a very personal decision and it needs to be approached in a healthy way. Plus, it can be scary when you don't know what you'll feel physically and emotionally. So, let’s say you have 20 pounds you want to drop. What exactly can you expect?
From frenemy compliments to moods and soreness, we're going to go ahead and talk about it all. Ahead, what you should expect to see, hear, and do while working your way to your goal.
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