I started out just over 300lbs. When I saw the scale go over that mark, I knew I had to do something. I didn't think I was eating that much or that badly so I found the fitday website so that I could track what I was eating to see where the problem was. I realized that it was more what I was eating than how much. I was consuming a lot of empty calories. Just by being conscious of what I was eating and recording it I started to lose without even changing my activity level. I lost 60 lbs. in a year without really changing my lifestyle, just eating better.
I weighed 245 lbs when I was diagnosed with cancer of the lymph, had surgery chemo and radiation. Radiation took a real toll on me and after a year my mouth and throat are still not healed fully, nor will they ever be. I now weigh 140 and still losing. I was grateful to lose the excess pounds but now I'm having a different challenge. Trying to stop the weight loss and maintain a healthy weight.
Davis you were right with your quote: "Being fat is hard, being skinny is hard, choose your hard" Eating has become a chore for me and although I am at a healthy weight now, if I continue to lose, I won't be. I came back to fitday so that I can track my nutrition and calories/activities and try to maintain my weight and not lose any more. We can all do it with the right mindset.