Hi everyone! I've been on Spark since 2007 and have been active here since 2009. I was overweight from about 3rd grade on, topping out at 220+ pounds in my mid-20's (I'm 5'3"). In 1999, something "snapped" and I'd had enough. I bought a manual treadmill with weighted arms and walked a mile every day. I drastically changed my eating habits. I also slashed my calories to 900 a day and took Metabolife - not my brightest choice ever. But it worked - within a year I'd lost 90 pounds.
I kept the weight off for several years but a rocky relationship and bad break up brought my emotional eating habits back with a vengeance. By 2009 I'd regained 50 pounds. I tried Spark, Weight Watchers, etc. but could not make myself stick to a plan - any plan - for more than a few hours at a time. Then I found Inside Out Weight Loss, a free podcast that is all about getting yourself to do what you already know you should. I lost 30 pounds by tuning in to my body and really noticing what felt good over time. Overeating doesn't really feel good when it comes right down to it!
I got stuck around 160 for a long time - over a year. A few months ago I had a breakthrough in my thinking and motivations and the scale has started to move again! Before Thanksgiving I weighed 150; I'm up a bit now but that won't last!
I haven't actually read the Game On! book yet but I've ordered it from Amazon. I think I get the basic rules but I'm not clear about what the 5 "sanctioned" meals are. If someone could message me a "typical day" on this plan that would help me get through until I get the book.
Thanks so much!
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Francis of Assisi
| current weight: 166.1