...I found 3FC and started calorie counting not long after that. I began to lose weight. I posted a lot. I laughed and made friends here.
I don't know what I weighed when I started back then - certainly more than 325, which is what I weighed after I'd lost quite a bit and finally broke down and bought a scale. After a few months at 3FC I was down to about 285 and feeling great, even though I had a long ways to go.
Then I had major life changes - an hour long commute to work each way, very little money, a lot of stress. I've had a bumpy road for a bit, unemployment, moving at least once a year, struggling at work and with depression. Was hospitalized and needed a blood transfusion (2nd time in my life).
But I AM BACK.
I wanted to stay on my weight loss plan. I wanted to stay up with 3FC. But I didn't do it. I wish I could go back and carve out time - I had the time even though I was busy there WAS TIME for 3FC but I used it to watch TV or play World of Warcraft or do some other thing to take my mind off my stress.
Anyhow for those who might remember me - that's what happened.
I thought about coming back many times but was always embarassed. In fact I kept telling myself that I would only come back after I got back down to the weight when I left 3FC. Then I could show that I hadn't lost any ground...that I'd just taken a little vacation.
Well it's been 4 years and I haven't been able to do it on my own. I don't know why I was too proud to admit I needed help. But I was.
There's my tracker below. Posting here is step #1. I am happy that I have kept at least some of the weight off but when I imagine where I COULD be...
Anyhow as Mario says..."here we gooooooooooo!"