My name is Lori...and I'm not exactly new to dieting or Fit Day. In 2007, I started using fit day and lost 100 lbs in 5 months.... another 30 dribbled off in the following year.
I maintained the loss for quite a while, but it has been creeping back up on me and I've put on a total of 58 lbs since I hit my lowest weight in 2009.
Unfortunately, I cannot go back as far as 2008 on fit day to examine my eating habits. Being a diabetic, I found an "Atkins like" plan to work the best for me. Within 4 days of beginning, my energy level shot up 200% and it made light exercise much easier. After losing 40 lbs, I joined a gym, got a trainer and kept going with it until I was a happy size 12/14.
I guess my first step here is to reread Atkins and try like anything to remember JUST what I was eating. I do remember I had absolutely no hunger.
I hate to admit this, but one of the reasons that I put so much of this weight back on is due to HAPPINESS!! LOL
I became involved with a wonderful man and went back to doing the "wifey" things like cooking extravagant meals and terribly sinful desserts. There was one dessert that, taken in very moderate portions was ok (a mix of cream cheese, sugar free cream cheese instant pudding .. made with heavy cream and half and half), but too much of a good thing equals way too many pounds!
I'm here for a fresh start, to help support others while on my own journey ....and to hopefully be a productive member of this weight loss community.
I weighed at the doctor's office the day before yesterday, but my first order of business this morning is to weigh on my home scale (since this is where I'm keeping track), and jump on the lifecycle for as long as my butt can take it. I DO remember that the last time I did this, after a few sessions on the bike, my tailbone hurt really bad and I would have to lower my butt on that seat veryyyyyyyyyyy gently for a couple of weeks until I got used to it. hahah
So...... Good luck to all of us, and God bless all of you!!!