I've been on this journey since I was 19. I've gained and lost and gained and lost many times over the years.
15 months ago I weighed 250 and was newly divorced and entering a brand new life. Over that time I have learned to retrain my eating habits from bad to good. I've learned to cook healthy, love vegetables and fruits, and I'm even understanding the benefits of exercise.
I have fallen off the wagon many times over the last 15 months and wish I had stuck to a plan from the beginning so I could be at goal right now. But everything in life needs its right time and this is the time in my life for getting this weight off! I know that I have said it's my time many times in the past, only to fall off over and over. But, eventually something clicks and it really is our time. I know in my heart that I will get to goal by this time next year or sooner.
My plan is to eat as healthy as possible with the best possible food choices. I count my calories faithfully and work on keeping them between 1400 and 1600. I work out at Curves 30 minutes, 4 times a week and do a 20 minute work out three times a week at home with an exercise ball and other ab exercises. I have become addicted to 3FC and all the wonderful advice and support that is here. And last night I joined TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) which is support group and has a weekly weigh-in. I have been to TOPS before and the weekly accountability works well for me.
Any advice is welcomed, Ken. I believe in listening to those that have been there and accomplished their goal.