Post by Lorelei » August 25th, 2008, 3:49 am
Happy new week all!

Skippers suggested that perhaps we could post how much weight we have lost, how long it took and how we keep it off - participation is completely voluntary of course and no current weights or measurements need to be mentioned!!!  This might be helpful to encourage each other and for those who read.

I will start.  As many of you know, I have a terrible and fearful relationship with scales, so I rarely weigh myself.  But I have lost about 20 pounds in total, much of it I lost in the summer and fall of 2005 just by trying to eat carefully.  In the summer of 2006 I began working out doing mainly cardio, and I try to aim for about 3 sessions a week.  I lost the remainder of those 20 pounds since last year by upping my protein and lowering carbs, I modify this even more as I feel I need to. 

I now maintain by judging how I look and feel, days where I feel heavier, I take it a little easier foodwise.  This seems to be a plan I can follow for the rest of my life.  It certainly beats my days of extreme fad dieting and all the misery that went with it.

My body is far from perfect, but I am ok with it now, I aim to be the best ' me' I can be and try not to be too hard on myself. Goodness knows I have beaten myself up plenty over the years - no more!Image  I have finally found a plan I can live with, and it feels good.

Have a great weekImage
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