I'm going to make an effort to update more regularly about what I'm doing and how it's working for me. I want to get my focus back on weight loss (and health, but not *just* health... I need to lose some fat, here!) and one way to do that is blogging more often. Sometimes I look over my blog and I can't believe the journey I've been on: losing over 60 pounds by eating healthier, counting calories, and biking, then not losing for almost two years and gaining back 20ish pounds, then hitting over 100 pounds lost with Medifast... and of course the partial regain, two years of being in pain and barely able to walk much of the time, and now here I am, about 40 pounds below my start weight and 60 pounds above my low. It has been a wild ride.
I remember a long time ago... maybe in the late 90's... I read a book about a woman who lost and gained weight repeatedly for over a decade. She'd go through the highs of losing weight, then crash and burn and regain some, if not all, of what she lost. Then she'd feel miserable and regretful and work at it again, lose weight, feel great, and regain. This went on in her book for over a decade. I was stunned that anyone would spend *so much* of their life losing, gaining, and re-losing the same pounds. I felt so sorry for her. What a waste of effort, I thought. When I lose this weight, I am NEVER going to get fat again.
I weighed 201 pounds when I thought that. Guess what? Yep, I am on the same track she was.
I don't know if this woman eventually lost all the weight and kept it off. I do know I have been blogging for almost 8 years now and still have not gotten to my goal. I had the taste... the wonderful near-high of losing over one hundred pounds and feeling like a normal, healthy person again. And I've lived the horror of regaining most of the weight, and have felt the terrible regret of "letting" it happen. Now I am at a point where I need to finish what I started. I don't want to be the woman spending a decade writing about losses and gains, losses and gains, with an end result of still being nearly as fat as I ever was.
Today I was up bright and early with some green tea. I made a healthy AIP scramble of sausage, onions, broccoli, and sweet potato cooked in avocado oil. Today will be a good day. Yours can be, too! The best time to lose weight is ten years ago. Then next best time to lose weight is now!
I am 38 years old, female, a degree-holding stay-at-home-mom, and I weigh 278 pounds. I have been obese for ten years now. Time to get out of this fat prison I have made for myself.
--This is the original introduction I wrote when I first started this blog in 2007. I leave it as a reminder to myself of where I came from. Currently, I am 46 years old and weigh significantly less...see the blog for details. I lost 103 pounds, then had a partial regain, and am once again working at weight loss and better health.
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