|Start Weight:||(29 Sep 14) 244.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(02 Feb 16) 229.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||200.0 lb|
following: RiverRes's own diet
performance: gaining 0.4 lb a week
I am Paula and I live near the South Platte River in Colorado. I am at 51-year old mother of three, ages 27, 19, and 17. I am divorced and went through a very difficult end to the marriage. I lost both of my parents recently and was their family caregiver before their health declined. I have spent most of my life taking care of others and ignoring my own problems. I am out of excuses. I need to help me now.
I joined Fat Secret in 2010 thinking that walking for 45 minutes every day would get me the weight loss I desired. It didn't. I didn't log my food, I didn't check in every day, I just didn't take it seriously. My mistake!
In 2012, I was able to lose 38 pounds by changing my eating habits drastically. I went from stress eating and eating without regard for calories and nutritional content to a diet that focused on lowfat, nutrient rich foods that kept me munching virtually all day. The plan worked very well for me as I didn't need to measure portions. I used Fat Secret as my primary tool for weight loss. I logged absolutely everything I ate. I read journals and they helped me stay focused knowing that I was in this with 1000's of other people with similar aspirations. Buddies inspired me with their stories and journeys even more. The challenges helped me set goals and start new exercise habits.
Now, I am working with my doctor-recommended nutritionist and a fitness expert to improve my diet, increase my mobility, and move toward health. I need this to work. My health requires it, my psyche needs it.
I welcome you to Fat Secret and I hope you have the same wonderful experience that I have had. Here is to more weight loss!