Everyone asks me "how much weight are you gonna lose?" You know, I really didn't have a weight goal when I started. Since I started I wanted to get under an eighth-of-a-ton. (250 lbs) Now I am below that and wasn’t sure when to stop losing. I have lost between 80-90 lbs since I started losing earlier this year. One thing that still amazes me is my new pants size. I have never been able to shop in the “normal people” side of the store. Now I wear a 38” waist. A 38 INCH WAIST! Unbelievable. I could care less what the poundage is. I never thought I could get to this size waist. But I am at the point now that I am not trying to lose weight but trying to maintain where I am currently. I want to tone up and bulk up if I can; but most importantly not gain it back. I never want to go back to that old lifestyle. I was obese for the last 27 years out of my 36 years on this earth. That is a heck of a bad habit to break and I constantly worry about slipping back. I plan on continuing to log everything in myfitnesspal for as long as it takes; the rest of my life is fine with me. I find myself logging food down before I eat it or while it is being prepared or heated up. It is not an inconvenience that one might think it is once you get accustomed to it.
Three things helped me get where I am today. 1-God: I have prayed everyday for help and guidance and he has certainly blessed me with both. 2-The Diet Solution: Isabelle gave me the knowledge of how to eat including what size portions, how often, and what foods to eat together and which foods to stay away from. And last but not least 3-MyFitnessPal: I could have never done it without some way of logging everything down. I never realized what and how much I was eating until keeping track and seeing it every day on myfitnesspal. With the computer and iPhone, it is so easy to do. I would gladly pay good money to use this service that is free.
Anyway, little more than I planned on for an update, but you get the point. Whatever you do, don’t give up. It is worth it in the end. And if I, someone who has been overweight since elementary school, can do it…you can too. Any questions, just ask. I will gladly share my experiences with you of what worked and did not work for me. I hope and pray that all of you have a happy and glorious Christmas. Later.