Right now my 1st goal is 85lbs but I'm aiming for about 120lbs.
My wake up call came in an odd form ... I walk to & from my office each morning & evening about 5min (maybe 1/2km @ the most) and noticed that the walk to the car @ the end of the day was painful, my back would hurt and sometimes my ankles (I ingured my right ankle in 2010 so I'm used to random swelling & pain BUT not in both ankles) but I was ignoring it, thinking it was because its summer so I'm wearing shoes with a heel or flip flops with no structure, etc so fast forward about a month and MrN asked me to come with him while he walked our puppy (8months old & full of energy), he said I had mentioned losing weight and our puppy is a built in exercise machine so I went with him & after 2 minutes I started to feel the same pain that I find when I walk to my car @ the end of the day & I realised that my extreme weight is what's causing this!!
My highest weight was 250lbs but now I'm at 285lbs and my back was injured in 2001 due to a car accident then 2 years ago my ankle was hurt and these issues combined with such a huge weight for my body to carry was the issue!!
SO here I am on 3FC, I don't want to lose weight, I NEED to lose weight, it's a matter of life and death at this point (also MrN & I are getting married next summer so I need to do this so we can start a family after, I'll be 32 so age makes it harder to get pregnant let alone being obese).
I'm going to weight myself tomorrow morning & update my start weight (I was 285 a week ago), today is the start of a new life.
I'm planning on using SF shakes for brkfst & lunch (will blend both in the AM & bring 1 with me to work) then have a snack of fruit between the shakes then a snack o veggies w/ cheese (1oz) or sour cream dip in the afternoon then for dinner whole foods (lean meat, veg & a carb like a baked potato or couscous, etc) then IF I need an evening snack small serving of fruit or yogurt, or 2cups air popped popcorn (no butter), something light BUT I plan on focusing on drinking at least 1 green tea per evening to help with wanting to eat and i'm going to purchase a travel cup that has a straw (I find I drink more/faster with a straw) for work along with a 2.5L reusable jug to fill up @ work and drink through the day (room temp water isn't an issue for me).
I'm looking forward to posting progress pics and looking forward to feeling better ...
I'll post a start pic when I've got enough posts