lettygaylor's Journal, 26 January 2015

About 13 years ago I my weight was at an all time high of 200 pounds. So I decided to try to go to Weigh of Life...remember that program. I took the pills and followed the diet plan. I lost 20 pounds in 2 months. But that was all I could do. I don't like taking pills and the diet plan was crazy. No eating after 2 pm. What kind of crap is that? So I stopped going. And over the past 13 years I gained back those 20 that I lost plus about 40 more. Then 7 years ago I decided to try the starvation diet. And Sweating to the Oldies...I still love to do Sweating to the Oldies it's fun. And I lost about 30 pounds. But starving myself was not the answer. And I gained back those 30 pound in no time and put on an extra 70. Last February I weighed in at 280 pounds! That was the highest I had ever weighed. And I finally decided it was time to make a change. I changed my lifestyle. Trying to eat as healthy as possible. Exercising regularly. After a few months the weight started coming off. I set goals for myself:
Get under 200 pounds by Feb. 2015
Lose 100 pounds by July 2015
Reach my goal weight of 150 by Feb. 2017 which is my 40th birthday.

I accomplished my first goal on Dec 1st 2014, two months ahead of schedule.
I accomplished my second goal today! 6 months ahead of schedule!
And I can't wait to see when I will accomplish my 3rd goal.

Is that my last goal? NO WAY. My ultimate goal is to maintain my healthy lifestyle for the rest of my life.

I want to thank every single one of you for all your support and encouragement. Y'all have made this journey so much easier. Y'all are wonderful! Good luck to all of you and I will see y'all here on FS!
177.2 lb Lost so far: 102.8 lb.    Still to go: 22.2 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 26 January 2015:
1173 kcal Fat: 17.78g | Prot: 80.50g | Carb: 198.50g.   Breakfast: Water, Spectrum Chia Seeds, Dannon Light & Fit Greek - Vanilla. Lunch: Water, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Cucumber (with Peel), Celery, Carrots, Skinless Chicken Breast, Lettuce, Wish-Bone Fat Free Italian Dressing, Salsa, Mission Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips. Dinner: Water, Stonefire Original Tandoori Naan, Kraft Simply Light Sour Cream, Slow Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup, Taco Bell Border Sauce - Fire. Snacks/Other: Water, Lipton Green Tea, Great Value Clover Honey, Cinnamon, equate Fiber Powder, Bananas, Oranges, Healthy Choice Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt Dark Fudge Swirl. more...
3080 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sexual Activity - 10 minutes, Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 1 hour, Reading - 1 hour, P90X - 30 minutes, Elliptical - 15 minutes, Calisthenics (heavy, e.g. pushups) - 5 minutes, Washing Dishes - 20 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 9 hours and 35 minutes, Housework - 30 minutes, Watching TV/Computer - 2 hours, Showering - 15 minutes, Cooking - 20 minutes. more...
on diet lettygaylor's own diet   losing 3.4 lb a week

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I just love your thinking. It is very helpful.  
26 Jan 15 by member: islandmoma
Oh Letty! What wonderful news! I too have a goal weight in the fifties and you are under where I am right now so I'm watching you. These last 20+ are needing to be lost are really important because my daughter is getting married this summer and I just know I'll see these pictures for the rest of my life so I want to remember it as the brilliant time in my life that it is!!! So I'm with you. It's like Glen is talking about too. A new and wonderfully healthy lifestyle I'm after.  
26 Jan 15 by member: kimberly rae
You can do it! Kimberly I know you can!  
26 Jan 15 by member: lettygaylor
102.8 pounds lost! I couldn't believe it. I think stepped off and on the scale like 5 times. 
26 Jan 15 by member: lettygaylor
You are doing awesome :) 
26 Jan 15 by member: Rockiesfan
Letty .... I nominate you to be one of "our poster children" because I think you really do get it. It's all about a healthy lifestyle, not a temporary restricted eating pattern. I hope you know how proud we are of you! 
26 Jan 15 by member: glen
That is great. You're doing so well. The tried and true method seems to be the best! 
26 Jan 15 by member: buckeyechick
<3 
26 Jan 15 by member: lettygaylor
Congrats, Letty! 
26 Jan 15 by member: Draglist
Awesome! Congratulations! Eating healthy is the way to go down and stay down.  
26 Jan 15 by member: kattay
All right! Keep up the good work.  
26 Jan 15 by member: bragantk
You are an inspiration! 
26 Jan 15 by member: Horseshu1
Aww - I am just thrilled for you! Thank you for being here and sharing your story. 
26 Jan 15 by member: HCB
I look forward to what else you can accomplish. God Bless you and keep up the great attitude. 
26 Jan 15 by member: Alnona
Letty! Every week you amaze me! 
26 Jan 15 by member: JW4444
That's absolutely awesome, congratulations and keep it up! :D 
27 Jan 15 by member: Pemaroo
Thank you everyone! 
27 Jan 15 by member: lettygaylor
Good job ..be proud of that effort ..im just starting but feeling determined and it helps to read others success stories..  
27 Jan 15 by member: suzannepoole
Wow. It's so nice to see that it really can be done. What an example you have set. Thank you. 
27 Jan 15 by member: hobobeaver
Awesome!!!  
27 Jan 15 by member: I am the gram

     
 

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