|Start Weight:||(28 Mar 10) 235.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(13 May 13) 156.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||145.0 lb|
performance: losing 2.3 lb a week
I live in the southern US and am a 50-something spouse of an active duty military member. We have 2 canine fur-babies.
Several years ago, I embarked on the Eades' Protein Power program. Then, I kind of did my own version of Atkins. You know...5 days on Atkins, then pizza and Burger King on the weekend, back to Atkins on Monday. I slowly ate my way back into my old habits, dropped Atkins, and gained pounds.
Up until the spring of 2010, I'd been sticking my head in the sand, not fully acknowledging how much weight I'd truly gained. My weight was somewhere over 235. My mental image of myself was still at about 130-140 pounds and I did not recognize the fat lady in the mirror. I hadn't faced the facts of what I needed to do to drop the weight and keep it off. It truly had to be a life change.
When I began this journey, I began on Atkins. As I've progressed, I'd say my "diet" is now better described as "low carb, with an Atkins foundation."
For 2010, I lost 55 pounds in just under 40 weeks on Atkins. When I began this WOE, I weighed 235 pounds. At the end of 2010, I weighed 180.
For 2011, I began with a weight of 180 pounds and lost 25 pounds, bringing my weight down to 155 pounds, a healthy BMI.
For 2012, I began with a weight of 155 pounds and achieved my goal weight of 145 on July 11, 2012.
For 2013, I will be concentrating on Maintenance. Right now, my Maintenance range is 145-150...155 as a redline STOP. For 2013, I'll be considering moving my range to 140-145, with 150 as a redline STOP.
The journey began on March 28, 2010...2 years, 15 weeks and a few days later I made my weight loss goal. That breaks down to 90 pounds in 119 weeks.....or .7563-lb/week.....or 39.33 lbs/year......or 3.28 lbs/month. I lost approximately 40% of my original starting weight (I began at slightly over 235 and there was a scale change mid-journey that indicated my starting weight was higher than I thought).