I've done the "yo-yo"
thing all my life, going from one extreme to another. I've weighted from 93 lbs. to 260 lbs.; gone from a size 8 to a size 24, many times. I've been everything from a total couch potatoe to an exercise fanatic.
I'm now a 53 yr. old Grandma who MUST be serious
about weight loss
, healthy eating habits
. I've recently started Metformin for diabetes managment and had a stent placed in my LAN artery. I had 100 lbs. to loose when I started this diet. I'm currently in physical rehab to get me moving again without endangering my health further.
The the tools on this site are a great help, especially being able to enter my own recipes to see where they need improving. I didn't agree with the daily calorie intake showed for me, which was 2000 calories. Instead, I entered the daily intake suggested by my doctor which was 1600 and I'm finding it hard to even eat that amount.
Where I've made the biggest change
is by eating 3 meals a day along with 2 snacks. I've eaten only 1 meal a day for a very long time. I was told that by doing so my body was in "famine/feast" mode
, which meant that it didn't know when I was going to eat again so everything I ate was stored as fat. It didn't matter if I only ate 500 calories a day and used 1500, I wasn't going to lose weight. I'm loosing a pound a day now,(14 lbs. so far), but I know that won't last forever and there's some hard work ahead of me. But Im not afraid of hard work cause I want to see my grandbabies grow-up