Hello fellow blogger:
I have been on a weight loss journey for the last year and a half. In the first eight months I was able to lose 50 pounds by using "The South Beach Diet". After that I hit a plateau for a couple of months and was not able to lose anything! But then my metabolism kicked in and I was able to lose another 10 pounds but unfortunately that did not last long and I was stuck at 50 pounds loss.
This past April I got sick for over two months and gained 16 pounds. But I was not going to let that get me down. I decided I needed a new way of eating so I have been on "The 17 day diet" (it is a way of eating for me and not really a diet) I also took a hard look at myself and realized I have an addiction to food especially sugar. So I decided to try OA (over eaters anonymous) I have been to three meetings and so far I like it and it makes me feel not so alone. I feel it is another tool that can help me towards weight loss and sanity!
You are probably wondering what weight I started at and what weight I am now.
Starting weight: 274
Lowest weight since I've started: 217
Current weight: 229
Pounds lost: 45 pounds to date
Biggest pant size: 24
Current pant size: 16/18
Biggest shirt size: 2x to 3x
Current shirt size: large to x-large
You are probably wondering why after a year and half am I starting this blog?
Well the answer is quite simple I need motivation and to have concrete goals to work towards. I recently been following a blog (whoatemyblog.com) and he had a section in his blog about milestones he wanted to reach. I thought it was a great idea so I decided to follow his lead. (you should really checkout his website it is very inspirational)
Before I list what I would like to accomplish I thought I would show you a before picture and a midway point.
This is me at my heaviest on my 29th Birthday with my best friend. I am the one on the right BTW ha ha
|I'm making a funny face in this photo but it is the only body shot I have|
Here are my weight loss milestones I would like to accomplish in the next year.
1. To weigh less than my boyfriend
Currently he weighs 199 (He just lost 13 pounds and I am very proud him! I just have to push that much harder to pass him) Also this would be a first for me to weight less then Any boyfriend.
2. Zip Lining
3. Rock climbing
(This is something I have always wanted to do but was always worried I would be too heavy to complete.)
5. To weigh under 200
I want to be "oneder land" for you biggest loser fans!
6. To weigh under 180
( I have not been that weight since I was 16 years old and I am 31 now)
7. To fit into a size 14 pant
8. To fit into a size 10 pant
( The last time I fit into a size 10 I was probably 12 or 13 years old)
9. Sky diving (sort of)
There is a place in Montreal that simulates sky diving. I wanted to try it for my 30th birthday but you had to be under 230.
10. To fit into a Solid Medium
11. To return to Tae Kwon Do and receive my Black Belt
It has been five years since I have gone I have my green belt as of yet.
12. To do a Tri Tri
(A mini triathlon swimming, running and cycling)
13. To wear a bikini
(The last time I wore one was maybe when I was eight it has been a long time!)
14. To be able to Run a 10km in an hour
(I did try a 10km about three years ago but I did it in an hour and 40mins)
15. To have no Back Fat
(I loath my back fat and I cannot wait till this is all gone)
16. To be able to sit in a chair with none of my thighs hanging off the side of the chair)
17. To be able to 20 full push ups in a row
(Currently I cannot to one, however I have starting doing half push ups)
18. To have definition in my arms
Over the course of the year I will either have videos or pictures to show that I have accomplished my weight loss goals and the struggles I might incur in the next year. Wish me Luck!