Sunday, May 12, 2013

I have always struggled with weightloss. About a year and a half ago, I decided that I was done and that I HAD to lose the excess weight. I knew I was up there, weight wise, but I thought I was only about 215, 220. Imagine my surprise when I went out, bought a scale, and saw that I was a staggering 235. I was disgusted with myself. I was disgusted I let my weight get that out of hand. I never thought that I looked THAT overweight. I carried my weight well. But, still, it was bad enough.

I joined a gym, got a personal trainer, and I started trying to diet. I lost 15 pounds or so, but found myself getting stuck. I couldn't find the motivation and I couldn't find the magic combination of food that would allow me to lose weight. I wasn't gaining any more weight, but I couldn't lose any weight.

A friend of mine told me about the 17-day diet. I tried it, and it worked like a charm. I only had 17 days to devote to it (it's 3 cycles of 17 days) and managed to lose about 15 more pounds! I've re-done the 1st cycle again a few times, and managed to get down to 186!! I was so excited. I was ALMOST to the 50 pound mark!

Then I was 3 weeks out from my wedding, and instead of trying HARDER to lose weight, I decided to let the stress overtake me. I only gained 4 or 5 pounds, which wasn't terrible. It could have been a lot worse. But still, it's a downslide and it shouldn't have happened.

Tomorrow, I am re-starting the 17 day diet. And I am going to blog about it, blog about my weight loss, blog about my experiences, and hopefully it'll help me stay focused. And hopefully I will be motivation to someone else out there. I may post my starting weight as of tomorrow. We will see. I will also post an original starting picture (back from when I was 235) and I will take a new picture in a day or two. I also have a pedometer and plan on posting my step count each day, in hopes of reaching 10,000 steps each day.

My goal is to hit 160. My trainer would like me down to 140 and then build back up to 150 as I build muscle. For now, I am going to focus on getting down to 160, and figure out how I look from there. Hopefully documenting my steps along the way will help!

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