|Start Weight:||(13 Feb 13) 216.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(30 Nov 13) 168.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||160.0 lb|
following: ChristyLA's own diet
performance: losing 1.0 lb a week
November 2013 - I've lost 101 lbs since April 2012. I'm nearly at my goal weight, but I still want to improve my body by losing a little more weight and toning up by working out. I still haven't figured out the perfect amount of calories to eat. I think listening to my body's cues and only eating when I'm hungry is best, which means that I won't always eat the same number of calories every day. My next goal is to find a way to transition from weight loss to weight maintenance.
It has been a long road - I've been trying to reach my goal weight and stay there for the last 12 years, so I feel that I very well deserve what I've accomplished. There are no quick fixes. It's all about making gradual changes that you can stick with. The slower the weight comes off, the better - for keeping it off and for the body to change more gracefully. Exercise is also key - a very important key.
I don't have all the answers. I still read books on weight loss, because I'm always up for learning something new. But I only apply the tips that are best for me. After being on this journey for 12 years, and yo-yoing the entire time, I'm tired of regaining the weight that I've lost. This is it, and I'm so relieved because I feel that I'm here to stay.