|Start Weight:||(06 Feb 12) 165.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(14 May 14) 176.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||140.0 lb|
following: Herbie's own diet
performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week
**Photo from January 2008 -- after I lost 42 pounds. This is a goal photo for me to get back to.**
I'm 41, an academic, and mother of two young children (ages 7 and 9). I joined Fatsecret and started the South Beach diet on May 1, 2007 with the goal of losing 40 pounds (to get down to 130 from 170). I was really aggressive with the diet and exercise, and I met my goal after about six months.
However, a few years passed and I slowly gained most of this weight back. I'm embarrassed by that and avoided coming back to Fatsecret for several months. Clearly avoidance doesn't make the weight go away. Now am ready to actually take control of this situation again. I'm not sure I can get back to and maintain my original goal weight. At this point I just want to be active and healthy and reach a maintainable goal. I'm hoping for some help and support along the way.