I have never been extremely overweight, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t worried about my weight. I feel like I am constantly adding to my weight loss journey chapters. It’s been a life long struggle. I’ve tried many … many things, counting calories, only eating salads, and I am ashamed to admit even diet pills. I knew I had to find something that worked for me. After years of struggling, I found low carb eating, thus starting my journey with low-carbs.
Weight loss – a journey through the years . . .
The first time I tried low carb eating was 16 yrs ago, and I lost about 35 lbs. I loved the results and I guess that’s when I decided low carb eating was going to be my weight loss buddy. Making it a lifestyle then and not use it as a crutch would probably had been the smart thing to do. Anyways it’s been my crutch to lose a few pounds here and there for the past 16 years. Again, kicking myself for not making it a lifestyle all those years ago.
About 4 years ago I saw myself for what seemed like the first time and realized I was fat. No really being 5’2″ and weighing 200+ I was fat. I hated the way I looked, felt, and was extremely depressed because of my weight. It was hard for me to find the will to do something about it. I was stuck, but hated the place I was stuck in.
Then one day the Hub’s came home from work, and gave me paperwork on a doctor monitored weight loss program. I was super excited and couldn’t wait for my consultation. At my consultation I found out that their program was basically low carb eating, with a restricted calorie intake. I had never restricted my calorie intake this much, so I thought it would be best to start with them. This meant weekly check-ins etc. After week two, and not learning anything I already didn’t know, I felt it would be wrong for me to continue wasting money. So I stopped going and continued the program on my own. I proudly lost 85 lbs and was in the best shape of my life.
Weight loss – finally something that worked
I know it didn’t take me that long to lose the weight, but honestly I couldn’t tell you how long it took. I was feeling great, and loved the way I looked. SO that is when I knew low-carb eating was right for me. But being stubborn, I still didn’t make low carb eating a lifestyle.
For the most part over the years I have kept the weight off, in May of this year I realized I had gained back more weight than I wanted. But was nowhere near as big as I was before, and wasn’t about to let myself get that big either. That brings us full circle to start of my Fitness Journey for 2016. I will be sharing more about my current weight loss journey, the goals I set for myself, and sharing my weight loss progress. I’ll also be adding my favorite low carb recipes, exercises I do and sharing my weekly walks. I want to encourage and motivate you so stick around there’s more to come.
Weight Loss my final thoughts . . . for now at least
In closing I’d like to add, there are many people whom struggle with weight loss. It’s not easy knowing where to begin, it’s even harder starting. I want to say it’s possible, and you can do it. Through my journey I have realized many things about myself. One being that I had to do it for myself. I had to stop making up excuses. I had to actually do something to get somewhere. The little I did today, is better than doing nothing at all. It’s not easy, but the end result is worth it. I hope that by reading my struggles and seeing my results, it helps you even in the slightest way.
Please note that I am aware of health issues that prohibits some people from losing weight. But even the smallest change can help, the walk daily to the mail box can help. The little things help, so I encourage you to take that small step. You’re worth it!
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