I give motivation too! lol
Well, I am just basically saying HELLO! I was going to try to post on the weekly chat, but because there isn't a thread started for this week yet...and I don't feel quite comfortable yet starting one, I thought I might just make a post introducing myself and telling my intentions.
Well...my intentions are...you guess it, losing weight! Like many here, I've been overweight all of my life. I started my weight loss journey officially when I was a Junior in High school in 2001. I weighed 222lbs (documented!). I currently weight 150lbs!
Getting to 150 has taken a long time...and it is really staying off. I lost a good 50lbs the first three years, and during college I slowly lost about 5lbs a year...and I stayed pretty constantly in the 160s. Sense this last summer, I started getting down to the low 150s.
What have I been doing? I will say the majority of my weight has come off because of slim fast. I was very careful about following the diet (and I want to point out that the slim fast diet does not consist of just the shakes...it advices food along with the shakes...it worked for me because of the portion control and price). Also, starting about 2 years ago I started joining gyms. That really has helped me get this past 15/20lbs off, especially this summer. I usually go at least for times a week for about an hour at a time.
Now, I really want to finish and then maintain my weightless journey! I've got a big event coming up in October...I'm getting married! Yup, I am still so excited! My FiancÚ' proposed to me on April 2nd, and we have everything coming together here on October 25th. I really want to get down to 140 pounds by my wedding...actually, by my first dress fitting which will be in July.
So, my goal and plan...I want to be around 140lbs by July...that is about 10 pounds to lose. I might have to adjust this plan a little bit. I am not sure how doable 10 pounds is at the current weight I am at. These last 15 have taken a good year and a half to come off.
My plan. I am going to continue using slim fast in the morning, and then healthy meals in the afternoon/evening. I am also planning on exercising at the gym 4 days a week!
I really need some motivation here! After I got engaged...I kicked butt there for a few weeks...these last few weeks have been crazy though. I really need to get back in line.
Now, I should get heading to work (I'm a substitute teacher...I'm a paraeducator in special education today!). I just really wanted to start my day out right here! I will try to sneak on maybe this afternoon during lunch, or for sure right after school.
I am looking forward to getting to know all of you!