|Start Weight:||(13 Feb 13) 216.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(19 Apr 14) 167.6 lb|
|Goal Weight:||160.0 lb|
following: ChristyLA's own diet
My highest weight was 270 lbs. I felt awful at that weight. I'm now 163 lbs. I feel much better, but I still have more I want to lose and I don't want to lose the motivation to do it.
I'm 4 lbs from what I weighed as a teen, but I'm much healthier. I feel like I have good health for the first time in my life. I did not have a weight problem until I was 19. Before then, I did not enjoy drinking water or eating fresh fruits or vegetables. I loved processed food - fast food, desserts, refined carbs.
When I began gaining weight at 19, I tried hard to keep it from happening by going to the gym, drinking slim fast shakes, and taking diet pills (at different times), but the weight kept coming on. I became a yo-yo dieter, which I did for 12 years, by trying different weight loss methods. When I wasn't dieting, I was a cereal junky and loved candy, bakery items, and ice-cream. I became addicted to carbs and struggled with staying on a diet for long.
I found that low-carb, high-protein works best for me - it keeps my appetite in check so that I can eat healthy and the right amount. I've now tailored my diet to what works best for me, so I'm not following a specific diet anymore. I just try to stay below my RDI, be as active as possible, eat mostly whole foods, and avoid my trigger foods.
I know I'm only one meal away from going back to the way I was, so I keep myself in check by logging my food and activities every day and avoiding the foods that stimulate my food addiction. By continuing to do this, I know I will be able to keep the weight off this time.