After graduating from college in 2005, I decided to change my life. I had been heavy, obese, chubby, fat, etc for as long as I could remember. After years of concerned parents and doctors trying to convince me to lose weight, i decided to do it myself. By myself. For me. I was moving to a new city, starting grad school, and attempting to be an adult.
So I did it. In one year, I lost 100 lbs. I started at 280 and a size 18/20 in August 2005; by my sister’s wedding in September 2006 I was 180 and a size 12. Since then I have been mostly successful at keeping the weight off with fluctuations here and there around 190. At my lightest, I weighed 169. At my heaviest I was 205.
205 was last week. I do not have a good excuse for this, but I know that anything over 200 is not acceptable for me. It’s been a combination of \ a stress/anxiety producing job that led to a few months of SSRI’s. After the job switch 6 months ago I have been unable to get the weight off.
My goal is to be 180 again. I was 180 in May 2012 when I got married. I plan to be there again. Not for my first anniversary, but comfortably for the 2nd.
The first time around I stuck to a very strict South Beach diet plan- and lots of exercise. It worked! When I have been successful at maintaining my weight or losing the lbs that creep on, it has been by going back to South Beach phase 1 and starting over again. I have maintained my commitment to exercise over the last 8 years. But I need to step it up.
Let’s do this.