Intro January 18, 2013
(I know I’m late but if I’d posted this first, I wouldn’t have gotten started)
Current weight: 198
Goal weight: 155 (any lower and I start to look like a bobble head. Eff the BMI!)
Size: Can get into a 12, but it’s not pretty. I refuse to go higher! Been there. Done that. Also, I am a L-XL.
Goal size: 8-10 or Medium (and yes, I do this at 155-160 lbs)
I have been up and down with my weight since high school. I maintain for up to two years before I start to fall back into old habits. Usually it starts with a spell of emotional eating. Sometimes I can get back on track (eating right, exercising regularly) and others, I just give up and watch the pounds slowly creep on.
My peak weight was 201 lbs-hit twice now, most recently in August 2012. The last time, was in 2007. At that time, I did Fat Smash and in 6 months, I was down to 145 (and looking rather sickly in a size 6). I crept back up to a comfortable 155 and remained there for the next couple years.
By 2010, I was up to 160 and figured as long as I stayed in the 160-65 range, I’d be good. After a bout with major depression later that year though, I started slipping and the pounds slowly came back. I spent 2011 gaining (slow and steady, w/ little bursts of dieting and exercising here and there) and was 190+ all of 2012. When I hit 201…AGAIN, I was ready for a change.
I started a weight loss journey September 1, 2012 and lost 17 lbs before Thanksgiving…then I got lazy. I let daily stressors (and holiday treats) get to me. I caved to cravings with little to no remorse. My workouts dwindled to non-existent…and here I am. Gained 14 pounds back, just like that!
So that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I look forward to sharing my ups and downs (as there will be MANY). Thank you for reading.