|Start Weight:||(10 Jan 12) 237.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(06 Nov 13) 217.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||135.0 lb|
following: Terrylm1's own diet
I've been slowly gaining weight since kindergarten. By age 16, I didn't know how much I weighed. After reaching 200 lbs I refused to weigh myself anymore. I found I was happier not knowing. I've always thought I was one of those people who would always be fat. Although I never admitted it to anyone I was severely depressed about myself. At 16 I got my first job stocking shelves at a grocery store, and a miracle happened. I LOST WEIGHT! In 4 months I went from a size 20+ down to a 10. I could see my rib cage! I reached up to stock an item one day, saw my arm, rushed to find my co-worker as I thought I’d been stung by something. My dumbfounded co-worker just looked at me said, "That's your muscle". I HAD MUSCLES!!! For the first time in my entire life, I had confidence. I felt so good about myself. I knew I wasn't a supermodel, but after being heavy since kindergarten, I sure felt like one! For the first time in my life I was being checked out by guys and creepy men! The creepy men part was disturbing, but for someone who has felt ugly their entire life, this was the best feeling ever! After I left the grocery store, I've had a desk job ever since, and the weight has slowly crept back. I'm now 26 and am back where I was before, and am once again depressed. My problem isn’t how much I eat, Its what I eat. My diet has consisted of white pasta, white bread, popcorn, sweets, and fatty meat. I knew NOTHING about nutrition. I didn’t understand how I was gaining so much weight when I eat regular portion sizes. So, no more excuses. I educated myself a bit about what I'm putting into my body. Now time to track your calories, track your fats, track your carbs, track you proteins, track track track track! GGRRR! I don't know about you, but I have no time for that. For once, I have HOPE! This website is making things so easy. It's so easy to use on my phone and know what I'm eating every day. I finally have hope! I sincerely hope I'm finally able to make a change for the better.