I think it is time to take some more progress pictures. I don't think I have taken any in about two years. Yes, it was almost two years ago that I hit 100 pounds gone and posted those pictures. I remember how excited I was... how proud that I had worked hard to get that body. Look how fast it can disappear again, though. Too many carbs... triggering too many cravings.
You know, it is crazy, all the ups and downs I have had. Thankfully not back to 278 or even close to it, but still. Two years ago I weighed 178 pounds. One year ago I was having an absolute food meltdown trying to run back and forth between staying on Medifast and eating a pot of beans and a cinnamon roll. I dunno, it was crazy. Last September 25, I weighed 189. Then the food insanity hit and by October 25, I weighed 209. I remember how that felt. So out of control. Like I could not stop. Like I was stuck in a whirlwind. It's not the only time in my life I gained 20 pounds in a month, but hopefully the last....
So here I am a year later and 12 pounds heavier. Twelve pounds in a year doesn't seem like a lot but it sure can add up. I do hope that by working at it I can be back to, or below, that 178 pounds by next October. It is slow going but the time will pass anyway, so that's what I am working for. Three to four pounds a month will do it.
Anyway back to those pictures. In my sidebar I have pictures every time I lost ten pounds. I have "60 pounds gone" pictures twice, because of a regain/plateau period way back when. Looks like I am about to be 218 pounds again soon, so that seems like a good time to take some updated pics and measurements to compare to the last 60-gone pictures. And let me just say three times is enough, and I really would like to be posting "100 Pounds Gone Again" pictures one more time. ONE more time.
I'm still eating 1200-1300 calories a day with the same ratios of fat, protein and carbs. I have a very painful knee right now for some reason (bursitis again?) but will hit the gym tomorrow to at least do upper body work. That's all for now.
I just looked in my comments spam folder and holy cow. Almost a thousand since I last checked (which has been awhile) and it looks like some are legitimate, non-spam comments! I don't know why some of them were tagged as spam, but I published the ones I saw. However there are way too many for me to sort through... so if your comment was never posted this is probably why! I will try to remember to check it more often!
Friday Update and Reality Check
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