3 years out
Jul 25, 2010I haven't been around much as of late but wanted to pop in and let folks who know me know I am still alive :) I had my 3rd Bandiversary this weekend. I'm higher than I want to be and ready to recommit and get back on track.
When I started this journey, I was 250 lbs. Within the first year (if memory serves) I lost exactly 100 lbs by my one year date. Over the next year or so, I gained 20 lbs back which wasn't great but easier for me to "live life" with. I stayed at 170 for a year.
This February, I met the man of my dreams and since that time, life really "got in the way" and I'm up to 185 lbs as of this weekend. I know it's time now to realize that he is here to stay and I can refocus on my weight loss :) We are head over heels in love and I've never been this happy in my life. I have met my soul mate. Now it's time to get my body / weight back into a zone where I feel healthier and happier as well.
Today I am recommitting. I'm going to track my calories and stay around 1600. This is what has always worked for me. I do have difficulty with meat and eggs so protein tends to be a struggle for me but I am sure there are options for me. No more excuses.
I had 1CC taken out earlier this spring as I could not each much of anything and although I have gained, I like this level where I am at now. I believe I can make this work again.
I am on vacation for a month and ready to come up with a plan that will work for me again --I know what to do. I just have to do it. So for the next month, I'm really going to refocus and hope to lose at least a lb a week here on in. 20 lbs by the end of October is my first big goal. My first mini-goals are (1) just to be more conscious and stay within 1600 calories daily and (2) do an 8K race in 2 weeks. I'm going to shoot for jog 10 / walk 1 and do the best I can.
Mar 05, 2004