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!!