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I need to get back on track but not sure how?

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Losing weight for my sisters wedding failed miserably. It wasn't until AFTER the wedding and seeing how fat I looked in the wedding photos that I realized I needed to do something about it.

Here's a before, I'm on the far left

I hate the photo. Yes, I look pretty but I don't feel pretty. I felt like a beached wale in a blue dress, a dress I was forced to purchase. So I decided to do something about it. I researched diets. A friend told me about the diet she was on and she was losing weight rapidly.

It was the HCG diet. The one where you give yourself shots, not the drops under the tongue. Since I am petrified of needles I decided drops would be better for me. I researched the diet, found a website where I could ask people questions. I got the product and started the diet.

Here is what I look like after having lost 40 lbs.

It was hard at first. I was starving hungry the first 3 days. I went through crazy sugar and caffeine withdrawals. By the 2nd week I felt great. I still cheated once in a while, I even had a relapse at a BBQ but I stuck to the diet. I lost 40 pounds during the very low calorie portion. It's been months since doing the diet and I have not gained even a pound back. The important thing is I stopped eating out, drining soda and coffee, and began eating a clean diet.

But now I'm getting back to my old habits. My job makes it hard to pack a lunch because I'm always driving around town and out in the field. I resort to fast food a lot. Luckily no weight gain. I fell crappy though.

I still need to lose another 50 pounds. I don't want to do another round of HCG. It was too restrictive and now that I work full-time I don't think it's realistic either. I'm just not sure how to do this. I don't know where to start. I feel like I have to start completely over since I'm eating out again and drinking starbucks like I'm back in college. Plus I haven't been working out and I am low energy.

I did start taking the stairs at work when I can. Going up them is so dang hard but I force myself to do it at least once a day. I want to be able to wear a pair of shorts and feel comfortable. Fitting into a swimsuit and looking somewhat decent would be nice to...

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