okay well here I am. I have been wanting to start an online journal about my weight loss and my rants about not losing weight fast enough(lol) so here I am. Lets see I like most people have done it all. I have been overweight since about 4 years old. My folks didnt know better and my dad liked processed junk so it was always around the house. I was generally pretty healthy growing up despite being a portly child except being picked on unmercifully my school years. During my freshman summer though I was starting to grow taller and being sick of all the name calling I decided enough was enough. I went on the latest craze which was low fat. I ate low fat everything. My favorites of course where the snackwells devil food cookies. But being young and still having a metabolism and growing taller I did lose weight. I think i started around 240 and by the end of the summer I had shed around 30 pounds. Everyone noticed and that fueled me to lose more to the point of obsession. I started eating less and less until I was full blown anorexic. i starved myself so bad but the weight kept coming off and so i added extreme excercise into the mix. then it happened i hit 169.5 and the scale wouldnt budge. i still had some fat on my belly (due to unknown insulin problems) but i looked good and i wanted to look better. I was freaking out a little that my beautiful thick head of hair started falling out and i would almost black out in the shower in the mornings but i looked good. Then my mother stepped in and threatened me..... or go to the hospital!! and heres where it all began again. I finally started eating but the weight stayed mostly off due to my active lifestyle. I graduated high school and slowly it started coming back. By the time i got married at 19 I weighed 230 pounds. The first year of my marriage my weight shot to 275 and I finally figured out I had insulin problems. I am insulin resistant(bad), I have pcos, I also have a multitude of maladies due to insulin and possible low thyroid. I divorced at 30 and weighed around 280. my highest weight had been 326.5 but due to atkins i had lost some weight. After my divorce though I went strict low carb all the way down to 176 pounds!!! And life started normalizing and complecancy kicked in and then tons of stress oh woo hoo. i found myself back up at 260ish. OMG!!! why did i not weigh occasionally. well first thing i gave up drinking my calories. and my weight slowly started coming down.. but I wanna be thin again and i wanna be healthy. Im not getting any younger so me and my mom have decided to go on PB together. I had been on and of PB for a while and yoyo dieted all year long so i wanted to really try to make this my WOE instead of just a diet. So we decided march 1st would be a good day to start. Im not sure of my starting weight But the first time I weighted the scale said 253 But i had already been eating good for a few days anyhoo it is as of today march the 18th and i am down to 241. So i am gonna consider my weight loss as 12 pounds. And like i said earlier I believe i have a slow thyroid so i am taking a thyroid supplement and starting back on my extra virgin coconut oil ( the shit miraculously seems to speed up my metabolism and set my hormones straight ) oh yeah and I forgot to mention I quit smoking over 3 months ago as well. I really am finally enjoying eating this way. the first 2 weeks were absolute hell!!!!!!!! But im finally starting to feel better!! okay enough for now I will check back in later!!!!
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