Tuesday, April 3, 2012

This Morning I hit the 150's!!

This morning I weighed in at 159.  I am in the 150's!!!  Only 9 more lbs to reach my personal goal.  It has been a long road but who said it was going to be easy.  When I started back in October 2010 at 285, I never thought I would reach my goal, but with a lot of hard work and discipline I am almost there.  When I started back in October I was at my highest weight of 285 wearing a size 24/26.  I was unable to walk far as my knees and ankles hurt all the time.  I would be out of breathe doing simple chores.  The summer of 2010 I was at the in-laws and we did family photo's as Father in Law was dieing.  When I got home, I looked at the photo's to send them off.  I was displeased with my self.  I was thinking, am I really that big.  I didn't see myself like that.  I decided it was time to change my self.  I started with watching my portions and counting calories.  I lost 6 lbs though December of 2010.  On Janurary 3rd, 2011 I started the biggest loser challenage on my mom forum and started Atkins.  My first month I lost 15 lbs.  I have falling a few times, but got back up and kept moving forward.  I have had stalls, but kept chunging away.  In November of 2011 I hit my 100lb lost mark and then stalled for a good 8 weeks.  In December of 2011 my husband and I joined the gym.  Kept working out and eating to plan, no weight loss.  Was not lossing inches nor weight on the scale.  So in Janurary I decided to cut all cheese, sweenters, and processed foods.  With in a week the scale started moving again and has been going down since.  I have added sweenters and cheese back in, in moderation.  It has been a trail and error.  I have learned what my body likes and dislikes.  I am Happy and enjoying life once again.  Today, I am a size 12 and very happy where I am.  Next week I am getting photo's done.  I am going to add my success story, before and after photo's on the Atkins website.  Maybe some day they will use my photos and story.  I love Atkins.  It has giving me my life back.  Thank you Atkins and for my Family and Friends that have been there for me.  Love you all!!

1 comment:

  1. So proud of how far you've come! You're an inspiration!