This is my first day here, and I found this website after googling various things about weight loss on the internet.
My starting weight was 273, and my current weight is 230. I am 5'7 and used to be very athletic, hovering around probably 150-160 during my best shape in high school playing soccer for 10 years and year round for 4-5 years. What changed was sophomore year of high school I got a part time job at McDonald's, and went from 170 pounds to 250 in about 18 months. I gained an additional 23 pounds in college. I've been steadily losing weight since mid-June this summer, and have since lost 25 pounds, bringing my current weight to 230 (I lost 18 pounds the summer of 2011, also).
A few days ago I began to cut all carbs from my diet, and plan to keep this up for several weeks. My only problem is motivation. I work as a server 20-35 hours a week, on my feet the whole time, so I currently consider that my exercise for the week (4-5 days a week). Though after talking to my boyfriend tonight (who has also recently lost 60 pounds) I am planning to start going to the gym again on the days that I do not work. However, I went clothes shopping today and discovered that I have only dropped one pant size in the last 10ish weeks and after losing 25 pounds. I have noticed that my legs have thinned considerably, and my arms slightly as well, but my belly fat is still ever present, and I can't seem to get that to slim down. After clothes shopping today going terribly, I became very unmotivated and depressed and turned to frozen yogurt with a mountain of chocolate candies to make me feel better.
I don't really know how to stay motivated to keep losing anymore. Everyone keeps telling me that losing 43 pounds is a fantastic achievement, but all I can see is how much more I have to go (90 pounds to reach my goal weight of 140).
I was just hoping that someone here would have some kind of answer to motivation problems and how to stay motivated through this, as it is probably the hardest thing I will ever go through in my life. I also feel very guilty that I let myself become this heavy and didn't bother to do anything to stop it. I feel like a very selfish person who did not care about myself at all, and I have trouble coming to terms with that.
Mainly with this post I'm just asking for some extra support and motivation to keep going. I am so close to my 1st BIG goal - being in one-derland, and my hope is to be there by Christmas.
Any words of encouragement would be helpful. Just looking for a couple of friendly posts/words of encouragement here.