Basically, I was at 195 forever and a day (LOL). I had always sworn that I would NEVER be over 200#. I stepped on the scale one day & just about fainted when I read 200. That was January of 2006. I cried for days, and KNEW this couldn't happen to me. I watched my Mum struggle for a long time with her weight. I also watched her lose a couple hundred pounds. She looks AWESOME!!!!
My pre-baby weight was 130, and after having my first one, I dropped the weight fairly easily. I never got below 150, though, but after having a child, then more down the road, I was happy at 150.
I had been a member of spark people long before the day of 200, and I got on there & began to log EVERYTHING- food, exercise, water intake, etc!!! I lost some weight here & there, nothing drastic. In August of this past year we moved from ATL to Wyoming. I weighed 177. Wow, 23 pounds in almost 3 years & my weight was still fluctuating horribly. I was not thrilled.
In Jan of this year, we started a Traditional Foods diet. In the first 3-4 months I lost another 12 pounds. I had read the book- "Eat Fat, Lose Fat" and it opened my eyes. We switched from margarine to real butter, from low & non fat milks to real milk, and started eating fattier meats.
A couple of months ago it was gardening season. I was digging & tilling & off to the hardware store a bunch for wood & chicken wire etc. Just days after starting the garden work, I found out I was allowed to have chickens. I love repurposing things to keep them out of landfills, and I also love being CHEAP!!! I started ripping aparts pallets for the walls of my coop. There was so much to be done. Tear apart pallets, cut some planks to size, convert the dog run into a chicken run, I mean I was busting my butt! As soon as that was done (it took about 3 weeks), I went back to garden work.
I haven't stopped moving since then, LOLOL. In the last 2 months, I was able to eek off the last 15 pounds of my day of 200 demise. Between traditional foods & the wonderful Wyoming air, I am FREE!!!!
I had planned my goal weight to be 150. Anything less than that is icing. Right now I'm ecstatic with the 50 pound loss. I gave up a few times, but I now know IT CAN BE DONE!!!!!
I feel great, I look great (toot toot, LOL). Hubba thinks I look great & I can't wait to go back to GA and hear the comments!!!!! My pants are falling off of me, even my goal pants.
I AM THERE!!!! I AM WHERE I FELT I SHOULD BE!!!! And I'm super stoked about it!!!
Pictures are from May 2006 & then some from today. I cried. I cried out of happiness, awe, anger. I cannot believe I did that to myself.