May 05, 2014
Can't believe that in a couple days, I'll be 9 years post-op. I successfully got off my regain and am currently maintaining around 173lbs (5'6 @ size 12, Large). Here is a recent pic:
and some progress photos over the last year:
Jul 29, 2013
It's been a while, but wanted to provide an update on my journey. Originally lost 131lbs 8 years ago, but over the last 2 years, I put 60lbs back on. At the beginning of 2013, it finally clicked that I had put back on too much weight. At first, I tried making healthier choices, but the weight wasn't really moving. Then in February, I saw a news program with a doctor talking about the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet. I did more research on intermittent fasting and figured I'd give it a try. Joined myfitnesspal.com to track my calories and it's been going well for me. (Calories in some food is so shocking!) I've lost about 40lbs so far (March - July 2013). Really happy to get back on track. I feel like I can do this.
Here are some pics. The first one is me with the regain, compared to when I lost 35lbs.
This next picture is me at 40lbs down (194lbs)
Intermittent fasting isn't for everyone, but it's working for me and I think I'll do it for a while. By the way, I only fast 2 days a week and it's not a complete fast. I limit my calories to 500 on my fasting days and eat normally for the rest of the week. Once I get to my goal weight, I'll only fast once a week. Feeling good again!
Nov 15, 2011
Oct 31, 2009
May 24, 2009
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Jan 27, 2009
I am ashamed to look at my profile and see that I haven't updated it in over 7 months. I used to post on BAF (http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/black_american/a,messageboard/board_id,4990/) all the time about how important it is to keep your profile up-to-date for the pre-ops. Now looks at me, it's been months and no posts. I guess I haven't felt inspired to do it. I'm about 10lbs heavier than I want to be and not regularly exercising. I don't even have the motivation to do it. I need to get off my ass and get to it. I have also noticed that I've been shying away from cameras again. I don't even have any updated photos of myself to post. So bad.
Well, I'm on a mission to re-dedicate myself to the journey and get back on track. I promise to come back and update again, with some photos, in the next couple of weeks. Until then, I think I'll start surfing through some profiles to help get re-inspired.
May 08, 2008
Apr 14, 2008
Mar 05, 2008