Getting back on track
December 21, 2007 I weighed 386# and was 39 years old. I was a star high school football player, and played for a small college team, and i never thought I would weigh almost 400#. I decided that day i was going to change my life. Over the next year i lost 165# counter calories on fitday and doing strength and cardio. In 2009 I took advantage of my weight loss and ran several 1/2 marathons, 5ks, a sprint distance triathlon and in October my first marathon! The bad news is that over that year I put on 35#s. Now i am back logging my foods and continueing to workout. I hope to hit 200# by may 28th when i run my next marathon, then through the summer do some olympic distance triathlons and maybe a 1/2 ironman. my message is you can lose the weight without crazy diets and surgery but you have to want it more than anything else. Each time you start to stray ask yourself is the momentary pleasure worth not making your goal and the guilt you are going to feel.
Way to go for getting back on track and setting goals for yourself. That is great! I just started FitDay a week ago. I have always struggled with my weight, but I am at an 'all-time high' with my weight right now, and can't believe I let it get this out of control. Have participated in various weight loss systems/groups over the years, most of which I found people just sat around and talked about food! lol I even considered surgery. But I think I hit rock bottom recently, and am just ready to do it, and to do it sensibly. I want this more than anything.
You said: "Each time you start to stray ask yourself is the momentary pleasure worth not making your goal and the guilt you are going to feel."
That is very good advice and something I am going to keep in mind. Thanks for that.
Hang in there, see you around the forums... :)
LOL- My sister in law says "Nothing tastes as good as skinny looks!".
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