2010 wasn't a good weight loss for year, I had my strong points and I'm proud of them, but I spent far too much of this past year and the years before prepping for,coming off, or restarting a diet.
I started the year at 363 lbs.and a size 28, I weighed in on New Years Day at 331.4 and in most clothes I'm a size 24, seems like I made progress but I really don't feel like it.
I graduated high school in May 2004 and I weighed 332 lbs. That means to me in the last 6 years I've only lost a little more than half a pound, now that is depressing.
I realize I have a problem with diets and food. I love to plan a new diet, to put restrictions on what I can eat and dream about what the outcome of these imposed restrictions will be. I can count calories with the best of them, even calculate point values with my handy calculator. I can give you mosy carb grams, fat grams, hell even protein and fiber mostly just from memory. I've tried nearly every diet from A(Atkins) to Z(Zone) yet, and still I'm fat.
Actually correction I'm obese, I'm 5'4 and 332 lbs. Thats not cute, I can't consider myself thick, chunky.plump, chubby, this ain't baby phat and I ain't getting any younger. I'm sick of being fat and unfortunately I seem to be stuck where I am.
I miss the girl in these pictures, I've never been then but in these I was about 240 lbs. The smallest I've been since I was about 13. I got down by following a low carb diet and actually working out every day, I was working at Subway so I was on my feet all day, moving and lifting boxes and whatnot all day. It didn't take me long to go from 332 to 240. And again I wasn't slim, but I was at a healthy weight for me.
My clothes fit, I didn't have a gut, my skin was clear, eyes bright and I was a happy person. This was quite a workable weight for me.
Currently I'm up 90 lbs from that person and my goal is to reach 225lbs or less. A little over a 100 lbs, once I reach it I'll reassess and decide if I need to lose anything else.
I will be eating lower carbs, mainly using just whole grains,oatmeal, and brown rice.
Some other recommendations I got from my doctor that I'll be implementing:
1. 4-5 water bottles daily.
2. Eat any type of salad (chicken/shrimp/tuna/salmon/beans/etc.) with minimal dressing EVERYDAY!!!
3. Brown rice and oatmeal.
4. No red meat.
5. fruits and veggies.
6. No eating after 8pm.
7. NO FAST FOOD PERIOD.
8. Exercise at least 5x a week.
9. Eat breakfast before 9AM.
10. Keep calories within 1400 to 1600 cals a day.
I'll also be trying to blog on a daily basis, I've noticed I do better when I stay accountable. :)
Happy New Year everyone!
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