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I've lost more than 120 pounds in a year — here are 7 of the subtler ways it has changed my life

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      Weight
    loss can affect your life in ways you wouldn't
    anticipate.
  
  
    Here, author Jennifer Still details how losing
    more than 120 pounds in a year changed her life.
  

  In early 2018, I decided for
  perhaps the 100th time in my life that I was ready to make a
  change and lose the weight
  that was making me unhealthy and unhappy.

  The difference is that, this
  time, I actually followed through with that decision and stuck to
  it.

  To date, I've lost
  more than 120 pounds and am getting close to my goal weight. I'm
  proud of the big changes I've made - improving my relationship
  with food and conquering my sugar addiction, greatly reducing my
  chances of obesity-related illness, and more - but I've noticed
  some other, more subtle changes taking place in my life
  too.

  Here are seven ways my weight
  loss has changed my life that I didn't anticipate:

  • Weight loss can affect your life in ways you wouldn't anticipate.
  • Here, author Jennifer Still details how losing more than 120 pounds in a year changed her life.

In early 2018, I decided for perhaps the 100th time in my life that I was ready to make a change and lose the weight that was making me unhealthy and unhappy.

The difference is that, this time, I actually followed through with that decision and stuck to it.

To date, I've lost more than 120 pounds and am getting close to my goal weight. I'm proud of the big changes I've made - improving my relationship with food and conquering my sugar addiction, greatly reducing my chances of obesity-related illness, and more - but I've noticed some other, more subtle changes taking place in my life too.

Here are seven ways my weight loss has changed my life that I didn't anticipate:

© Jennifer Still

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