Thank you SO MUCH everyone! I really wouldn't be here without the support of everyone here at 3FC. You all have kept me sane and on plan throughout the months since I joined
Originally Posted by baker23
I'm a bit envious of you =D...thats amazing. Congrats on all your hard work paying off. I'm curious as to how long it took you to reach a healthy bmi and what your plan was
Thank you, you have done amazing yourself! I saw your mini-goal post, you look awesome!
I've been a very active person since I was 16. I exercised frequently, doing cardio and strength training 5-6 times a week. This just helped me maintain my weight though as I didn't watch how much I ate.
I started losing weight the first time around in December 2010. In that month I lost 8 pounds from cutting my portions to get to 192 pounds. I didn't stick with it but I managed to maintain that loss before I started cutting my portions again on May 3, 2011. After a few weeks I did some research and began counting calories. After some trial and error I settled on eating 1200-1400 calories a day. I felt very comfortable there and never felt deprived.
For a couple of months I added jogging to the mix but I stopped when my knee began bothering me. I haven't been running since August, but I get quite enough cardio at the gym and I'd much rather up my strength training now.