So in the last 4 months I've gained 23.5 lbs (Gone from 222 - 245.5 and I started calorie count in 2010 at 270 :/) . My allergies have been super bad lately and despite joining a gym, I've been really depressed and have not been watching my diet at all. That is all going to change today, I'm working on a 4 week plan to shave atleast half of that off and I wont be deterred. If you're reading this and you'd like to support me, please add me as supporter. I am going to check in with daily reports on Calorie Camp and a check in in this thread.
I just need people to hold me accountable. :)
Objective #1 today: Drink 2L of water!
This is my *coffcoff3rdtimecoffcoff* on c-c. I joined Jan 2007. So don't feel bad!
I have a completely different mindset now. I'm not losing this 56lbs (good grief is it really that much) for a high school reunion. Or a wedding. Or a vacation. I am losing this weight because I want to be healthier. I want to be around long enough to become a burden to my daughters (haha). I don't want to be struggling with heart disease, bypasses, heart attacks, colon cancer, and kidney failure like my father...who consequently died last Nov.
I've worked hard at upping my water intake, at making exercise a habit that I actually miss when I don't/can't do it because I'm sick or it's a rest day.
I love wearing newer, smaller clothes. I love shopping for newer, smaller clothes in the "normal" section of the store.
I have come to realize that I love food.....but....I've also learned that food is not my friend....or a distraction from boredom....FOOD IS FUEL.
I have treat meals at least once a week. I don't beat myself up over them. When I'm finally at maintenance, life will continue to go on, and I don't want to suddenly have to learn how to incorporate wedding/birthday party/etc celebrations into my healthy eating style and then gain all this weight back. Again.
I realize I will be a lifetime member here on c-c. Which is great, because I would miss all the wonderful friends I've made here. I need this site to be accountable to myself and to help me take care of ME!
wow. sorry for the cyber diarrhea there.....damn that was cleansing to type it all out! Hope this helps and I can't wait to read about all your successes xoxoxo
Thanks Tamji. I miss the "normal" section of the store. It find it especially sad to have been there and then 4 months later to not be. But it's ok, and yes I too believe it's possible to enjoy food but not use it as a distraction which seems to be a big problem of mine too. I see you added me as a supporter, I added you back. Looking forward to keeping up to date with your success aswell :)
I too gained very quickly going from my old size of a 12 to a size 18 (snug) Tell us more about your 4 week plan :)