I uploaded the only pic of me heavy I had online and that was about my heaviest, 277. I'm now 201.5 and can't wait to get to 177 by Easter. (Smaller than I have ever been as an adult.) Then I'll see how much lower I want to go.
The other 4 pics are me at about 210, 220, 225, 230, not in that order tho I think, all larger than I am now but I don't have any new ones! I look the same tho, I carry my weight in my hips and rear and thighs, sadly enough! (Notice how many more pics I have of me when I'm smaller. It's true that we don't like many pics of us at the higher weight, huh?) Anyhoo, I take all the pics around here so I'm never in them either!
I have made a commitment to go 365 days On Plan with not ever going over my calories and I'm on day 114. I was on the Blue Team for the fall challenge of TBL on here, which helped me tremendously!!! Go Blue!!! I will tell you that at this point it's not a struggle at all. Just habit, I eat about 500 calories at noon and that much again at 5pm, with a few healthy snacks thru out the day, usually about 1300 or less cals daily. Feels good so I'm sticking with it. I NEVER let myself get too hungry. I have to be sure of that bc I am miserable if I'm hungry and then that's why I would overeat bc I would wait too long and be starving and just eat what I could find right then! Now planning is really important, helps you not have to just grab anything.
I'll never go back to how I ate before. I'm getting a handle on this now. The one year of it is just the beginning. I will continue to eat right even after. It's just for symbolism.
Also, I'm saving money for my one year mark and going shopping for clothes. I have been giving away my clothes as I lose but have plenty that are stretchy and should last til at least late spring.
I wish you all Good Determination because Luck isn't Needed!!!!