So way back when I got Suzanne of 3FC to start the Men's Corner and I was the first mod. Way back when...2001.
I had gotten up to 340 in my mid-30s as a result of a medicine that had me gain 80 lbs in 2-3 months, then a life setback that I used to wallow in for a bit.
Got down to 230ish but didn't really know what I was doing. I was moving more but my diet wasn't coherent. I then pretty much lost focus and between say 2003 and 2013 I was between 260 to 300 lbs.
Now everything seems to be clicking.
Was on vacation at in laws for 9 days over the holidays eating out most of the time and gained less than 2 lbs.
Then I have dropped 8 so far in 2014 (I know not sustainable).
Most of all I am running now. Just did my first 20 minute run in a C25K program and it was awesome. I was an athlete growing up but NEVER a runner. It is almost getting fun.
Targeting junk carbs and bread and pasta in particular helped so much. I was a potato chipaholic and fast food and candy and ice cream. Cookies, pies. Cutting wheat out in particular just ripped out my desire.
So having no more hunger while eating less is awesome beyond belief. So is the energy I have now.
I say May was my start date because that is when I committed to cardio every day. But I really didn't start on diet for sometime after that. In any case I have no time goals at all. But I admit I am thinking I might be somewhere around 200 on May 1 of this year. That would be freaking awesome.
220 was a long time goal. Once I hit that I will enjoy it for a day then change my signature.
Here is to everyone having a good 2014.