|Start Weight:||(04 Sep 12) 243.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(12 Jun 13) 194.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||180.0 lb|
following: Calorie Count
performance: losing 0.4 lb a week
I have been a yo-yo dieter all my life. I love to eat and eat for all occasions, sad and happy. I love to celebrate life's milestones with food and wine, which is not a bad thing (within moderation). Ahh.... moderation, that has been my issue and will be my lifelong task with food.
Now, my immediate goal is to lose 60-80 lbs. I want a breast reconstructive surgery which requires me to lose this weight for it to benefit me the best way it can. I had breast cancer in May 2010, endured mastectomy, chemo and radiation. I have been recovering ever since and doing well. My next step is my surgery and I need to be at a better weight than I am now to do this right.
But what I want to learn from this "losing weight again" period in my life is to learn how to lose and keep it off.
I haven't done a calorie count diet in decades, I have been in denial, I think, and it is an eye-opener for me to see the calorie counts in the foods that I have been eating. I am also more tuned into the "quality" of the foods I am now eating. Having had cancer, quality comes into play much more than ever before.
I have found out that by eating healthier foods and more fruits and vegetables that I unknowingly have cut down on unhealthy carbs. My body loves carbs but carbs also love my body!
I welcome any encouragement from you all out there and would love to talk to anyone that has been in my situation too.