Hello all! I decided to give an intro as I have been assured by a few members now that I wasn't mistakenly added to a women only team LOL.
I lost 25 lbs a couple of years ago and have kept it off for the most part. It seems like I have been in a holding pattern now for 2 or 3 years. I can drop several pounds but man oh man does it come back FAST if you aren't paying close attention!!! There's more on my spark page as to how I recently ended up here.
I'm looking for friends, motivation, blunt & honest criticism and tips for success in climbing out of this plateau hole I seem to be stuck in. I have blown the last month or two as far as weight loss goes. I would really like to lose about 50 more lbs total. Vacation this year will be at the beach, and I really want to be down as much as I can before having to take my shirt off in public.
I decided to take some "before" pics for my profile so that I can remind myself how much I need to improve and so I'm not looking at myself in the mirror with a shirt on and saying "you don't look that bad" (as I suck my gut in). When I took the pics, it was hard for me not to suck my gut in - almost like a reflex LOL. And don't read this and think I have self esteem issues. I'm pretty happy in my own skin- I'd just like to have less of it and have it be a little tighter over nicely toned muscles
Really though- be as brutally honest with me as you want, you're not going to hurt my feelings. I'm ready for some tough love- I need to be back on the path of consistent weight loss until I reach my goal.
Feel free to add me as a friend. Thanks to those who have already given me a warm welcome in my first thread here.