Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Wow, has it really already been a year?
I joined on March 9, 2009 because a wellness program at work recommended the nutrition tracker for following our food intake.
It really did help to see what I was eating, because although I'd lost 40 lbs before I joined and started tracking my food, my body fat percentages hadn't really dropped much. Once I became aware of the macronutrient ratios, this changed in a hurry. You can see this, here. Notice the body fat is pretty high between December and March, and then all of a sudden starts going down...
I didn't really start interacting with people here until the end of April when I lost a piece of my support network in real life. I'm not much of a "joiner" really, and neither is my Ithaca/Fingerlakes co-leader CARRIE1948 which is why it's so ironic that we ended up participating in and leading that team, LOL.
In the end, the support here has become very important in my loss and now my maintenance. I've met some really great people here, and even some in person and not just in NY.
I've learned so much over the past year and come so far:
March 9, 2009:
Ate 849 calories (19.6% protein, 66% carb, 14.4% fat, 11 g fiber)
Weighed 292 lbs
53.8 % body fat
March 9, 2010:
Ate 1679 calories (37% protein, 49% carb, 14% fat, 62 g fiber)
18.5 % body fat