|Start Weight:||(29 Jun 09) 233.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(25 Mar 15) 216.4 lb|
|Goal Weight:||170.0 lb|
following: Calorie Count
performance: losing 0.8 lb a week
Not much to tell. Over 40 yrs old now, hormones are out of whack (doctor says I have symptoms of PCOS), and need to get a grasp on my diet and weight. I lost 40 lbs on SBD a few years ago (have unfortunately since gained it back). Although I did well on SBD, I found it hard to stick with it long term...it seemed every time I slipped up a tiny bit, the cravings returned with a vengeance and I couldn't get it under control again. I'm now more determined to get rid of this weight, especially as my health issues seem to keep piling on (osteoporosis, which has already caused a broken bone and hip replacement, is a big concern). I have now also been told by my doctor that I am borderline diabetic, so I need to do all I can to try to prevent that from progressing. I believe I can stick to my plan better if I don't restrict myself so much...so I decided I will count calories. I can eat whatever I want, as long as I don't go over that magic number each day. Having done South Beach for so long, I still use a lot of the principles I learned there...I eat whole grains, I try to watch the sugar content of what I eat when possible, opt for lower fat items (2% milk cheese, 1% milk, etc).
I am married (to someone who never seems to gain an ounce), and am mother of a 13 yr old girl. Energy to keep up with her would be nice, also.
My renewed goals:
1. Get under 230, which I haven't been under in a couple of years as I have struggled with health issues.
2. Weigh under 210, which is the lowest I have been at in probably 4-5 years.
3. Weigh under 200 by June 1! Having surgery later in June and want to be under 200 by then.
4. 180 lbs - That is the ballpark of where my weight was when my health started going into a tailspin. That is the weight where most of my clothes will fit!
5. 170 lbs!
When I get to 170, I may revise that final goal, but right now that is the number that I keep in focus.