I have gained and lost hundreds of pounds in my life, and I want OFF that roller-coaster forever. My first stint of weight loss occurred when I was 13, after being overweight most of my childhood. I regained that weight (perhaps 40 pounds) within a year and went on to gain another 100 pounds over the next few years. At age 18, I weighed nearly 300 pounds. For a variety of reasons, I lost about 150 pounds very quickly - within the course of a year - and I maintained that weight loss within +/- 30 pounds for about a decade. Life was OK.
And THEN...I took a new job, moved to Florida, and owing to the stress of my new job, I started drinking heavily, overeating, and gaining weight. Within two years, I had gained about 75 pounds. I got the new-job stress under control, got my workout routine and diet in gear, and managed to lose 30 pounds. Things were looking up again.
And THEN....I took a new job and moved to DC. Again with the stress, drinking, overeating, and weight gain. I've been here for about a year, and one day I woke up and realized I'd gained 25 pounds back. That day was June 3rd, 2011.
On June 4th, I had had it. I had been on SparkPeople before (and owe at least 15 pound of my 30 pound loss back in 2010 to it). I knew it worked. I just needed to rededicate myself to it and get back on track.
So I did. It's August 19, 2011 and I've lost about 22 pounds this go 'round. I have about 50 pounds left to lose. I'm going to lose it.
And THEN....I'm done with this yo-yo. I am determined to live at a healthy, comfortable weight for the rest of my life. I'm 35, and it only gets harder to lose from here.
Happy to join you all in this marvelous community :)
I want to improve my relationship with my body, food, and my emotional health.
I want to lose approximately 60 pounds.
I want to have a fit, tone body and am willing to work hard for it!
For now I am focusing on staying within my calorie, fat, carb, and protein ranges. I'm aiming to lose 2 lbs. a week, so my calorie range for right now is 1200-1550. I'm also exercising four times a week for approximately one hour - interval training cardio plus strength.
I am originally from Northeast NC, but I haven't lived in my home state for about five years. I'm currently in the DC metro area.
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Welcome to the Living Binge Free team where we concentrate on learning to live WITH food instead of at war with it. It sounds like you are ready to make moderate smart eating a lifestyle. That is the only thing that will save us.
937 days ago
I hope you are still with us and working on your goals.
1562 days ago
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2178 days ago
Thanks for adding me as a friend. I need all the friends I can get! Good luck to you and me both.
2279 days ago
I'm pulling for you. Keep your head up.
2294 days ago