i just wanted to share a little story. a couple months ago i had eliminated about 5000 calories a week in soda i switched to whole grains and made a few other changes. when i went for a follow up to my dr. i actually gained 3 pounds. i was so frustrated i started crying and told him i just don't know what to do, and that i didn't know what i was doing wrong to keep gaining weight. (i know that part of it is some of the meds i take, which can't be helped.)
i'm sure he had heard my story a million times so he handed me a brochure on the lap band surgery. that made me cry even more. was it to that desperate of a point that i had to go the route of surgery??? to top it off, i got diagnosed as diabetic. after a few days of feeling miserable i started doing some research on the net on what to do to lose weight, and i found fitday. i realized what i was doing wrong was simply eating too much, which i didn't realize i was.
that day at the dr. was 2/22/12 and it's now 4/2/12. my mini goal was to lose 15 pounds by the next visit, which was 3/29. i made it!!! that morning i was exactly 15 pounds down!
i can tell you that my dr. was so excited and proud of me for that accomplishment that he said i totally made his day. he said most people he diagnoses with diabetes who are very over weight resign themselves to staying the way they are and taking meds forever. i told him i didn't want to be in that boat, and that i'm working hard to get back down to where i once was. i realize that 15 pounds is not a huge amount in the grand scheme of things, but after 5 years of the scale going UP EVERY SINGLE TIME i went to the dr, it was a big deal.
a few days later and i'm now almost 18 pounds down! It's going to take a lot of work, but i will reach my ultimate goal. especially now that i've had a small taste of success!