|Start Weight:||(13 Feb 13) 216.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(26 Jul 14) 174.4 lb|
|Goal Weight:||168.0 lb|
following: ChristyLA's own diet
performance: gaining 0.6 lb a week
My highest weight was 270 lbs. I'm now almost what I weighed as a teenager--when I didn't have a weight problem--but I feel much healthier now: I eat healthy, I don't smoke or drink, and I exercise. I've truly earned my body and it's taken me 2 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 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, I've kept it off for 5 months so far. It's kind of easy for me to maintain my weight, because I reached a set-point weight, so I just continue what I've been doing.
Right now, my main focus is on staying under my RDI, working out 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. Feel free to message me any time :)