Start Weight:(13 Feb 13) 216.0 lb
Current Weight:(09 Sep 15) 140.6 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: ChristyLA's own diet
performance: losing 2.6 lb a week

My highest weight was 270 lbs. I'm 5'7". I'm now what I weighed as a teenager--when I didn't have a weight or food problem--but I feel much healthier: I eat healthy, I don't smoke or drink, and I exercise. I've truly earned my body and it's taken me 3 years to get here. Here's a little history about me:

I did not have a weight problem until I was 19. It was then that I went through a period of eating very little when I was homeless for a few months and I lost some weight. When I went back home, I started eating plentiful and gained back the weight I had lost plus more. I noticed the weight gain and began taking a diet pill and going to the gym (not changing my diet), but the weight kept coming on. That discouraged me, so I said, "Screw the gym. I'll just diet to lose weight." (Not a completely smart decision.)

Then I tried Slim Fast shakes (I was always hungry), then I went to a nutritionist who put me on a 1500-cal diet (also hungry, because I was still eating unhealthy). Then my father's friend introduced me to the Atkins Diet. I did it strictly for 6 months and lost 50 lbs. However, I went back to college and was tempted by the campus food, putting most of the weight back on.

I tried different methods to lose weight over the years, but in the end low-carb worked best for me. I've done low-carb 3 times, gaining the weight back the first 2 times. This time though, I've kept it off for 1.5 years so far.

Right now, my main focus is working out about 5 days a week, and eating as healthy as possible, while also enjoying life! I take things one day at a time. I feel confident I will keep this weight off. There's no going back now. This is for life.

Let me know if there is anything I can do for you to help you on your weight loss journey. Message me any time :)

FatSecret member since: 31 May 10

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Throwback Thursday!
I never used to like getting my picture taken, because when I'd look at the pictures afterwards, I always thought I looked fat...even when I wasn't overweight.

But after gaining and losing significant weight, the camera isn't as unkind anymore Wink

It's all about how you feel about yourself Smile

Dbdmom, I'm sure you'll get some good pics soon Smile
posted 30 Jul 2015, 18:02
Throwback Thursday!
Thanks, all Smile

My "before pic" is not a "before weight loss" pic. Just an old pic for Throwback Thursday Wink I didn't put on significant weight until I was 19.

Someday I'll post the pic of me at my highest weight...there's a 120 lb difference there Wink
posted 30 Jul 2015, 13:19
Throwback Thursday!
Before pic: Me (on left) in June 1995 (8th grade graduation)...

Current pic: Me in June 2015 (about 152 lbs)...

Coincidentally, 2 decade difference between pics Wink

Have a great day, peeps Very Happy
posted 30 Jul 2015, 06:47
Right weight for you body
I think something else to point out in regards to "the right weight for your body" is how the "set point" weight affects what the body wants to weigh. I do not believe that all people can reach the same body fat percentage or weight if eating and exercising the same, even with the same height, gender, bone weight, frame size, etc.
posted 12 Aug 2014, 07:35
Right weight for you body
I also didn't know that bone size/density changes with weight. I wouldn't think that gaining weight would affect the size/density of the bones, since my bones ache with excess weight, so that's interesting.
posted 12 Aug 2014, 07:30
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Still going down... Feeling great. Hope everyone is well.
on diet ChristyLA's own diet  losing 2.6 lb a week

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