This was me at my heaviest of 313 pounds. I had tried every diet in the book. Weight Watchers, self help books, diet pills, shakes, you name it I did it. I started Spark People in 2009, and lost over 40 pounds. I had surgery to remove my gallbladder and to fix a hernia, and I went off of my diet. I came back in 2011, and could not keep myself motivated, so the weight kept piling back on. Finally on March 1, 2013 when I had a hard time walking up the stairs at work, and had to step to catch my breath every few steps. Was the time I decided I had to do something about my weight once and for all. I want to be around for my four biggest supporters.
My husband and my three boys.
I started back on Spark People on March 2, 2013. I started tracking my food again, and got bac in touch with some of my Spark Teams. I even joined the Tame Your Sugar Challenge. I cleaned out my pantry of all of the sugar and the "White Stuff." Started buying more fresh fruits and veggies.
My first weigh in I had lost 9 pounds that week. I couldn't believe it. I was doing it, I was actually losing the weight. I kept up on tracking what I ate. When I go out to eat, I ask the waiter how the different foods are prepared and stick with grilled, I have been starting my meals out with a green salad w/no crutons, and a light dressing on the side. I don't order the burgers or fries anymore, and most importantly soda is out of my life forever. I have been drinking 8-10 glasses of water each day. Starting my day out with a glass of water.
My second weigh in on the 16th of March I was down another 2 pounds for a total loss of 11 pounds. Starting to feel a lot better. I was able to walk up the stairs at work, without having to stop. I am still trying to find my motivation to start going out and exercising in public again. I hate when people are watching me. I feel like they are judging me. I have to find my Spark and just get it done. No more excuses.
My weigh in on the 23rd of March. I was down another 5 pounds. 16 pounds GONE FOREVER. I was looking on Youtube last night, and came across Leslie Sansone videos. I heard another member talk about her workouts in the team forums, and even some blogs about her. All were very positive, so I decided to give her a try. This morning I did one of her exercises and felt great about it. Going to do another one tomorrow. I found that I don't have to go out in public to get in shape. I can do it at home.
16 pounds GONE FOREVER. Never Thought I Could Lose The Weight.