4 or 5 years ago I lost over 100 pounds with the help of this site, and was 60 pounds away from my ultimate goal.
Then I got lazy, quit counting calories, quit working out, and slowly but on about 50-60 of that 100+ again.
I came back here, lost 20 or 30 pounds....got lazy again. Got back up to about 350-360, Came back here, lost 20-30 pounds again.....and the cycle repeats.
Last year in September I came back...for a few days, and couldn't stay consistent.
I didn't think I'd been eating too badly for the last 14 months, and because I'm the type that carries my weight evenly distributed over my whole body, I can gain or lose a lot without really seeing it or noticing a major difference in the way my clothes fit.
Since I haven't owned a scale for almost a year and a half, and my clothes felt roughly the same (and in fact, people at work said "you look like you've been losing weight") I just assumed I was maintaining at worst and maybe slimming up a little at worst. Then came our annual health assessment at work, and I had a big slap in the face/wakeup call when I weighed in at almost 390. Yikes, that is way closer to 400 that I want to be!
On the plus side, I'd doing well for an almost 400 pound person. If I drop something, I can bend over and pick it up, I am fully mobile, only get a tiny bit winded if I have to climb a few flights of stairs, my blood pressure is good, my cholesterol is low, and my blood glucose levels are fine....so I suppose it could be worse.
Still, after that discovery I immediately went a bought a scale and started tracking my food intake here the next morning. I've set a goal to lose 100 pounds by this time next year...pretty slow and reasonable goal I think. I'll still have a lot to lose by that point, but I want to get back below 300 before I worry about anything past that.
Anyway, this whole long story is my way of saying, I'm back, again, and this time I've gotta make it work. I'm getting old enough that I don't think my body can continue to function as well as it has been with all the extra weight it's lugging around. Heck, maybe I can even hit my goat and be skinny by age 40! (2.5 years)
| current weight: 350.0