|Start Weight:||(23 Mar 09) 169.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(19 Oct 13) 158.8 lb|
|Goal Weight:||125.0 lb|
following: The GI diet
performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week
I used to be one of those thin people that heavy people hate. I could eat anything and never gain weight. No matter how hard I tried, I never broke 100 p0unds except for when I had my children, and even then I went back to my previous weight within weeks. I was fairly active, but I never exercised. I truly wanted to gain some weight; I cringed when I saw myself in pictures because I always looked bony and didn't have any curves.
Well, you know how they say your metabolism changes in your 30s? Partner that with quitting smoking cold turkey! My metabolism shut down overnight. Suddenly everything I ate stuck with me, and because I had quit smoking I regained my taste buds and everything tasted *so good*, so I ate a lot more! I think I gained 40-45 pounds in about six months. I remember going to my doctor one time, I think I was at about 140 pounds and he said he was happy I'd finally gained some weight - but that I should stop any time now! But I couldn't.
One time I managed to lose 20 pounds by following the G. I. Diet. But I eventually lost interest, lost momentum and gained it all back.
Now I'm nearly 43 years old. It took me nine years, but I finally topped out at 169 pounds. In the same way that I quit smoking, one day I just woke up and decided that was it. I was going to lose weight and get fit.
So I signed up for a weight loss challenge class at the Y, I got out my G. I. Diet book, and I found FatSecret. My goal is a minimum of 2 pounds a week and I think that it is do-able. My target weight is 125 pounds, I think that is a healthy weight for my height and frame.
My family is very supportive. I worry that I'm setting a bad example for my teenage daughters by obsessing about my weight. But they are pretty excited for me, and are very encouraging. We talk a lot about healthy eating and exercise. I think that the G. I. Diet really promotes a healthy balance of foods, so that is something beneficial for them.