I posted here to whine about how fat I was, and try to get motivated to lose some weight!
Hi. I'm new. And fat.
I've had some ups and downs, and a lot has changed in my life since then, but I'm definitely less fat today than I was a year and two days ago.
I started a new job where I'm very physically active. In my old job, I was as well, but always at a level where I was sort of maintaining and not pushing myself.
I also finally recognized that dairy was really an issue for me, and went from lacto-ovo vegetarian to pretty much totally vegan.
I was so busy, I sort of forgot to track my weight. I knew I was in better shape and that some of my clothes were getting roomy, of course. When I finally stepped on the scale, I was down thirty pounds!
I went from a size 16 to a twelve! I haven't fit into twelves since high school!
Last year, my plan to get a dog to help me be more active was thwarted when I ended up getting a puppy instead of an older dog. This year, not only is she (Juniper) old enough to walk with me, but last week, we decided to take up trail running. We are also fostering a dog a couple of months younger than her, Gus, who also has energy to spare. If I don't walk/run/hike with them every day, they don't let me sit down long enough to eat! I highly recommend this method of forced exercise.
Gus and I did a three mile trail run/walk yesterday, and I feel really great. I never thought I would like running...Never!...but I so do.
I have about 35-40 pounds to go to my big goal, and 10-12 pounds to go to my next goal. My reward for my 150 pound goal was to get my next tattoo that I've wanted forever, and the artist I want to do it is booked until December. I'm scheduling it with full confidence that I'll get there.