KINGD11 - I was there at one point! My highest weight was 308 last year! I seriously felt disgusted with myself! But I didn't want to do anything about it. I didn't want to dress nicely, wear make-up, or even blow dry my hair because I knew nothing was going to make me feel better about myself. A couple of other people in my church began losing weight (they are about 20 years older than me) and I got angry with myself - if they can do it why can't I????
I immediately decided I was going to check out following a low carb lifestyle - I decided to check out Atkins...it was the best thing I ever did. Within the first two weeks I lost 15lbs and I wasn't even exercising...but losing the weight gave me motivation to want to exercise, not to mention the extra energy.
We started a 'fluffy to fit' group at my church to get other ladies working out, too, so I'd have somebody to stay accountable to! We started with 7 ladies and after a year we only have 3-4 on a regular basis, but it's still enough to keep me pushing through.
I can honestly say doing it this way was the best thing I could ever have done! I exercise 5 -6 times a week and, though I still watch my carbs, I don't constrict my carbs to under 30 per day. I usually eat around 75 a day and I'm still losing weight. Since June 1, 2010 I have lost 75.7lbs! If I can do it I know you can do it!!!
Since I've lost all this weight I feel so much better about myself. I want to blow dry my hair every day to look my best, I want to wear make-up, I want to dress nicely. I wake up and look in the mirror and never feel disgusted. I'm still over weight...I still weigh more than 200lbs, but I know I won't forever and I feel good about the progress I've made.
I know you can feel that way about yourself too! You just need a starting point and a support team. You're on the right track with sparkpeople! Let us know if we can help!
"Looking back and regretting your past never helps you move forward. Let go and look to the future." -Me
| Pounds lost: 8.7