|Start Weight:||(15 Jan 13) 196.2 lb|
|Current Weight:||(01 Feb 14) 158.7 lb|
|Goal Weight:||143.3 lb|
following: reevan's own diet
performance: losing 0.8 lb a week
I used to be more of an exercise person. I used to exercise about three hours a day (school and and junior college). Intense workouts, including stair climbing (30 floors!). Then it all stopped as I got closer to graduation (Bachelor's) because I had to focus on career. So sportsperson to career person, not exercising took a toll on me. Then I tried the Atkins diet for a few years. Worked in the beginning, but affected my health. So, I went off the diet; this added with the stress of life, including a major break up (almost was going to marry the person) led me to give up on myself. Host of bad habits and late nights later I got a health condition that caused insulin sensitivity! This led to a weight gain of 20 kgs or 44 pounds in just one year :(. I couldn't even bear to see snaps of myself. Then I had a sudden spike to pull myself together. After much prayer and seeking, and a small surgery, I decided this is it! Went back to gymimg and dieting (just cutting sugar, white flour and oily stuff). With super dedication lost 7 kgs in 3 months. Then, I had a spinal injury. There is probably an enemy of my diet and health around! So bed rest and inability to move, I just couldn't continue exercise. My only hope - a good diet! I could not even sit up without the support of a cervical belt. I managed to maintain my weight, which I celebrate to this day. A year later, I began walking one or two flights of stairs and some walking without the belt. I knew I needed more, so I began to research. I figured its all about calorie intake and metabolism. I was wondering what's the most convenient way to maintain a journal? A Google search or two and I found FATSECRET! Started slow last year and managed great results. Then the cares of life took me away. After much struggle, I decided to stick to this. So this year, I finally plan to stick no matter what. It has not been easy and have had an allergy attack. However, even with steroids I am losing weight.