Sharons Victory
Joined October 2013
Posts
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Following
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Weight History

Start Weight
273.0 lb
Lost so far: 93.0 lb

Current Weight
180.0 lb
Performance: losing 21.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 30.0 lb
I follow low carb (shoot for 20-30 net a day) and I combine it with calorie counting because I have learned over the years that the two combined reign supreme!

I'm rewriting my bio because a lot has changed...

So - first off. I'm single for 5 years, no kids, never married. 35 years old. I weighed 220 at 19 years old and had never seen anything under 200 since puberty. My heaviest I reached around 24 years old was 273lbs. My original bio stated I'd never seen "onederland" in my entire life that I could remember...but here I am :)

I tried just calorie counting at my heaviest and going to the gym but I stayed solidly the same weight for multiple months until I found low carb and it finally started coming off. I also did try to add in carbs after I got smaller and again, my weight stopped coming off and eventually started gaining. I have since returned to low carb and can not foresee ever leaving again...this works for me and something is just up with my body that makes it be the only thing that works (trust me I've tried!).

I never ever thought I'd see under 200 but I took it day-by-day and then one day I woke up and I was there!!! Still in shock.

I gave up all alcohol December 1, 2017 - 100% sober and it has greatly improved my weight loss and it's the best decision I ever made for my personal life, goals, dreams, and my weight loss so I want to encourage anyone if they are sensing that alcohol may be holding them back IT IS!!! Drop it and you wont regret it...even if it's just for a limited amount of time to see if your results (month or three...good enough amount of time to see).

I went to Hawaii to celebrate my 35th birthday and being under 200lbs in October 2018.

My goal for 2019 is to reach GOAL! Which is insane to me....but...so was reaching under 200 right? So here goes nothing :)

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Long Term Permannent success is Possible
spacey48 wrote:
Sharons Victory wrote:
Spacey you're awesome for remaining peaceful with these people's attitudes...I don't know if I could do as well lol.


you know I have seen disordered behaviour many times and I have worked with people with mental health and behavioural problems so it doesnt faze me in the slightest...LOL


as soon as someone starts focusing on things being so black and white and demonising certain things i.e.types of food etc to fit in with their world view you know they are coming from a skewed mental viewpoint.

the fact that someone can ONLY relate to food as Fuel and not see the pleasure in it is both SAD and slightly scary wow I mean really I'm not a freakin car that needs petrol to get from place to place im a human being that wants to enjoy the fruits of this world


FOOD and the celebration of fOOD is central to the cultures of so many people all over the world and I want to be a part of that.

what is nicer than going out with friends or family for dinner, discovering new dishes and flavours its one of life's pleasures



Part of my issue and what I feel has prevented me from long-term success is my unhealthy relationship with food. I understand where that angry person is coming from...I used to try and view food like that and I also resented hunger and eating and feared it...now that I'm learning food isn't the enemy and I can enjoy it life feels so much happier
posted 15 Jul 2016, 15:45
Long Term Permannent success is Possible
Spacey you're awesome for remaining peaceful with these people's attitudes...I don't know if I could do as well lol.
posted 15 Jul 2016, 15:25
Long Term Permannent success is Possible
hahahaha YEAH - y'all sound "hangry" hahahahahaha
posted 15 Jul 2016, 15:09
Long Term Permannent success is Possible
Let's all encourage each other and not be hateful. Thank you again Spacey for your words of encouragement...I think the most important thing I gathered from your post is that this is a lifestyle change and MUST be sustainable.

I am a person that has food triggers and if I try to eat moderate amounts of sugar something in me "snaps" and I binge...but to each their own.

Her point was made...try to not deny yourself too much and enjoy eating because that's the only way you'll succeed long term.

For me, I have done Atkins for over 6 years and maintained and when I tried to go off of it because I was becoming bored, I gained a lot...but now I'm starting to add back in only fruit and I'm so happy and learning to not beat myself up if I have a bite of cupcake once in a great while...really having to learn that consistency matters more than perfection and I'm fully convinced that's the only way I can do this and finally maintain.
posted 15 Jul 2016, 14:42
Long Term Permannent success is Possible
thanks for posting this Smile I get so scared about working hard and then just gaining it all back and it's nice to hear there's hope to maintain Smile
posted 11 Jul 2016, 12:51
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