Happy New Year! So excited for a fresh new year. Are you?
Here's how 2015 went for me.
One year ago on January 1, 2015 I wrote a "State of the Body Address." I weighed 245 pounds, Just a couple weeks prior I had posted my 68 pounds regained photos. That was really hard for me to do, but I needed to face where I was. By late July when I stopped blogging, I had gotten down to 237.5 pounds... a loss of 7.5 pounds.
Today I weigh 229 pounds. This is a total of 16 pounds lost in 2015. I am really happy about this because as my Weight By Year page shows, I have gained weight every year for the past four years (an average of 15 pounds per year). Reversing that trend was important to me.
Other items of note from the State of the Body Address:
This year I went from a size 18- 20 to my current size 16 in Womens.
My blood pressure is now under much better control than it was before, but with less medication. I still take two blood pressure meds but I take 1/4 the dose of Med 1 and 1/2 the dose of Med 2 from one year ago.
I am off two of my other prescription meds (one for Seasonal Affective Disorder and the other, Synthroid for thyroid) but have added Victoza shots to regulate blood sugar. I still take Deplin for MTHFR.
As I have said over the past couple of weeks, I am *not* returning to the diet mindset. I have no desire to count calories, measure everything, or force myself into a routine that does not add to my happiness. But I *do* desire to lose weight... and I plan to effect that change in a non-restrictive, low stress way.
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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