|Start Weight:||(12 Sep 12) 225.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(25 Dec 13) 231.4 lb|
|Goal Weight:||150.0 lb|
following: Doodlehead's own diet
performance: gaining 0.8 lb a week
I'm in my late 40's, happily married. I am an emotional eater - and also have developed bad eating habits. So changing that at the core will be the biggest challenge. I need to find healthier ways to deal with stress. I also want my physical health to improve and get back to hiking, biking, camping and all of the things that I love to do.
It's amazing how weight can cause back, foot, knee pains and worsen "female" issues. It's just uncomfortable all around!
I don't plan on starving myself at all: 1800 calories, portion control with healthier fresh whole food options, and increasing exercise (move more, eat less) will gradually get me to the goal weight, but if I don't suffer and starve I figure I will be more likely to do this long-term.
I will not give myself crazy "in a hurry" expectations to lose weight, but I will be slow sturdy strong and forgiving. I started this in 2010 and started seeing results, but had to deal with a family emergency and lost my way.
I'm back now -- starting again. I always thought I could do it alone, but I am failing alone. I admit it. I need support. I need encouragement and I need to create an environment around me (online and in my life) that welcomes and encourages support. Not that easy as I am a bit introverty in person, but finding healthy support with good friends and certain family members may be helpful in reaching healthy goals.