Originally Posted by guacamole
I make little video blogs for myself on my computer updating my weight loss progress. I've been doing this since February. I uploaded another video this week, and as I was saving it I saw another video from June 2010! It was a video blog I had made right around the time I first joined 3fc. In the video, I discussed how I had been eating a raw food diet and lost 12 lbs. Well, of course, I fell off the raw food wagon shortly thereafter (it was too extreme for me) and didn't lose anymore weight until I restarted about 1 year later. However, I was so much bigger in this video! I guess I was around 200lbs. Although the video just showed me from my shoulders up, my face was so round and my chins were so prominent. I was wearing a shirt that I thought of as slenderizing (ummm...it wasn't) - I wore that shirt to death! I think it is still in my closet, but I haven't worn it in many months. Anyway, it was cool to see the progress I have made in the form of a video.
I'm going to take your suggestion of the video and use it! Your post caught my eye because your starting weight is the exact same as mine was in 2010 when I started the SBD journey.
I am a 43-yr-old energy consultant, working from home while raising three beautiful kids, ages 14, 12, and 9. I lost 60lbs on the South Beach Diet in 2010. I went from 212 lbs to 152 lbs. -- 7 lbs shy of my goal. I looked great and felt even better. To make a very long story short, Multiple family crises caused my stress level to skyrocket, and the good habits I had developed to fall by the wayside. As a result, in 2011, I regained half of what I lost. Today I weigh 182 lbs. I hate the way I look (again), and feel physically and, even more so, emotionally terrible.
I have been procrastinating about getting back to the SBD way of eating, because I am beating myself up about regaining half the weight. My worst fears throughout my weight loss period have come true -- that I would gain it back.
I just joined 3FC today, because I'm hoping to hear from any of you who have gone through a similar experience, or from those who have thoughts and suggestions to offer. I am making a commitment to myself to get back on track, and take off at least the amount I gained.
I was a paying member of the SBD website while loosing the weight, and I credit the camaraderie and tools with being major factors in my success. Unfortunately, I cannot afford the membership any longer. Hoping the 3FC forums will serve as a great replacement!
Thanks for the inspiration!