Everyone probably knew this was coming.
I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THIS COMMERCIAL
The world is just awesome
I’m really glad I clicked play.
Just did a whole post, then realized I was glossing over some hard facts.
My starting weight was 204.6. My lowest weight was 143.8.
I went back to 150 pretty quickly but was not concerned. I have a muscular frame, had stopped working out 6 days a week, and am not sure 143 is maintainable for me. Fine.
I stuck to 150 for quite some time, then 153, then 155.
I still wasn’t concerned. Eating was still ok. Occasional treats. Not much exercise.
Then 160, 163,166. That’s when I really stopped and realized I had regained 20 damn pounds out of 60… And some of my replacement wardrobe wasn’t going to work anymore… And I was eating ice cream EVERY NIGHT.
So I stopped.
I’m doing Atkins induction (see previous post for the why). I have lost about five pounds and am at 160.6. That pleases me because I really want to get back in the 150s.
I obviously still have some work to do on the “diet is not a diet, it is a lifestyle”
To kick start my weight loss again, I’m doing hard-core high-protein low-carb and its going great.
Although the diet is boring and not particularly healthy long term, my body responds so well to it. With so much protein I’m never hungry.
Last time I did this, I lost more than 10 pounds in five weeks. (Although the last few weeks, I was adding in more carbs.) I then converted to a more relaxed higher protein diet for the rest of my 60-pound weight loss.
I also find this diet helpful for breaking my addiction to salty chips.
Anyway, one week in an I’m down 5 pounds. And I get to eat bacon (a lot) so that’s great.
I’ve mostly been lurking lately trying to drink in all the Tumblr fitsporation after falling off my good habits for a while. I’ve started to do a higher protein diet, and whenever I get in the groove with this I wonder why I ever stopped.
For people working to maintain significant weight loss, it really does take a long time to understand how much food and how many treats you can let back in to your diet.
I had lost just over 60 pounds, but didn’t feel like I was going to try to keep off the last 5 pounds…. which brings me to the other 15.
Bottom line, I had started having chips at work every day, added way too many carbs in general and wad snacking throughout the evening. That’s definitely what did it. I never went back to truly BAD eating — no plates of French Fries for lunch, but “treats” were no longer treats. They were happening all the time.
Now for the good news… I haven’t crossed what for me was a point of no return (170). In the old days, 170 was my “light weight.” I’m at 163.4 now and am hoping to get in the 150s again very soon.
I think I’ve decided that the high end of 150s is too high though, and it doesn’t give me enough wiggle room, so I should likely aim for a *range* of 5 pounds from 150-155.
Also on the agenda: kick starting the exercise regime. More to come on that later.
I’ve been absent for far too long, and there is evidence on the scale to show it.
My kids’ school year, work and life in general kind of ate my fitness life there for a while. Not exercising had a couple of bad effects: less energy, slower metabolism and the inability to eat as many calories as I wanted to eat without gaining weight. Duh! (I also moved from special “treats” about once a week to daily, or more. Not good)
These past couple months have been good for a couple things though. They made me understand just how little I could eat if I wasn’t going to exercise and didn’t want to gain weight. It’s a scary low number: 1,650 calories roughly. Ouch!
The news is not tragic. Over about five months, I put back on almost 10 pounds — about half of that was pretty recently. I did maintain my 60+ pound weight loss for about three months. But it’s fine. I know exactly what it takes to fix this.
So here I am again, returning to my Tumblr inspirations that helped me through my weight loss last year. All my new clothes still fit. It’s going to be spring soon in the northland and we just bought a new elliptical for home use and to supplement jogging and body weight workouts — all of which I had pretty much dropped over the busy winter.
I feel odd even listing this again, but SW: 204.6. LW: 143.8 CW: 152.6Oh, and I have a new GW: 140. My hope would be for my new healthy range to be 140-145, not 150, which is where I’ve been hovering (or over) lately.
Lets do this!
They physically moved her bones. They moved her collar bone lower. I hope stuff like this makes people realize how ridiculous the media is.
this is so depressing.
this makes me so angry!
oH MYGOD I HATE THE MEDIA
In case you’re ever wondering why you don’t look like the girls on the covers of magazines: neither do they.
I will always reblog this so everyone that follows me has a chance to see how messed up society is.