In Sep 2011 I reached my peak weight of 255 and had the devastating realization things were just going to continue spiraling down if I did not take control. Thankfully, my sister in law suggested OA (overeaters anonymous) and I had found my home. I am a compulsive overeater, and I was pretty much killing myself.
With their help I lost 35 lbs, but then hit a 5 month (stress inducing) plateau. That's where this blessed website came in the picture. Logging foods and upping my gym attendance has helped me drop another 15.4lbs this last month. If you're keeping track, that means this morning I just broke the 50lb mark! I am so happy!
This is by far the hardest journey I've ever undertaken, but I never look back and want to change it. I have 55 lbs left to go, and by the grace of God and the gym, I would like to have that be my christmas present to myself! Thanks for letting me share my story
Yay! Congrats (:
Excellent! That first 50lbs makes an incredible difference, I know. Congratulations!
Well Done!! It is not only an achievement of losing that first 50lbs, but also an enormous one realizing and admitting to having an eating disorder.
Just one thing, I hope you meant Sept 2010 and not 11? Otherwise I might just be living in the past! LOL!
Keep it up and good luck!
Well done! Amazing .
I too want to give myself a healthier, fitter body for Christmas. I've lost 23lbs so far but want to lose another 41 and stories like yours are what keep me going, thank you !!
Never thaught of it that way but I may have reached my goal by Christmas too like Lauren is aiming. THAT WOULD BE FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! Istill have about 70 pounds to go so it is more than doable. Congratulations to all of you guys. Just by persevering you are all stars.
Wow, congratulations! You must feel so proud of yourself! I'm proud of you! Keep it up! Good luck conquering and defeating those last 55!
Congratulations! You are sure entitled to be proud of what you've accomplished. Just think -- you've gotten rid of one-fifth of you and it was obviously the fifth of you that you didn't need. You're inspiring.
Thanks everyone for these words of encouragement! Make a girl cry why don't you? I hope you each have every success on your journeys too. I love this site!
Congratulations!! Well done, what a great accomplishment :) Thank you for sharing and inspiring us to live healthy. Keep it going you can do it! :)
Congratulations, I am sooo proud of you!!!!!
Congratulations!!! What an accomplishment! :-D
Congrats!! I've felt so much happier since losing weight as well (especially with exercise)!
don't lie. sep 2011 hasn't come yet.lier
yay! congratulations!! over 50 lbs. is a big deal, celebrations worthy for sure i bet you feel amazing keep working hard - it is worth every minute i enjoyed reading your story (i will be looking for part 2 in dec!!) stay motivated and keep working toward your goal!! -laura :)
Congrats on such a great job! Its been extremely difficult for me mostly because of my overeating and binging. I took off 60 pounds but have put 30 of it back on. I have been contemplating going to an OA meeting but have yet to go. It's good to hear it mentioned on here. I know I have a problem with food. I'm a serious stress eater and need to make an extreme change in my relationship with food. I've often wondered if the OA would really help.
im so pleased for you,you give me hope to do the same as i constantly struggle with my weight moving as the pills im on keep my weight up or the same im constantly battling to get it off only four an half has gone but i too have stuck for weeks at the same and not moved i still have five half stone to go.i hope i get there and can sample some of what you must be feeling.well done you x
That's wonnnderfulllllll! It's great when you can actually feel the difference getting healthier makes.
I have a question though. How the heck did you do 15.4 lbs in 1 month. That's sooo amazing. Tell me how?
Nothing unhealthy or anything, I just made my calories 1600 and went hardcore at the gym (at least an hour cardio 6 days a week). It's coming off slower now of course, but I am not despairing. I'll get there. I am 201.6 as of today and I have recently dropped my calories to 1340 accordingly. So excited to be so close to the 200 mark!! Hope you are doing well as well!
Congratulations are indeed in order! Remember that success breeds success. The desire to lose weight is like a flame that burns inside of us that no tsunami can ever extinguish...don't fret over the lower rate of weight loss - your body is so shocked with delight at your efforts that it doesn't know what to do!
Seriously, if weight loss was one long downhill ramp, it would be pretty difficult to travel down. That's why God gave us stairs...so we have a landing spot where we can regroup before the next step...
well put imlosingw8!