So even though this past year has been super hell for me and continues to be thus, there has been one really good thing that has come out of it. I've finally gotten on the right path towards a more healthy lifestyle. I quite smoking finally! That's a huge improvement there. Though the biggest accomplishment I have to say is that I have lost almost 40 pounds in total so far in about 9 months. I'm not ashamed to admit that before I was fluctuating between 250-255 pounds and then I bumped up to 265 pounds and was trying to lose weight. I was struggling with that as it was and eventually I made my way up to 275 pounds and that's when I made the serious decision that this would happen no more and that I will lose this weight. The weight gain had a lot to do with more than just an unhealthy diet, stress levels can seriously make you gain weight if you're not careful as well.
I am now down to weighing 236 pounds. I still have many more pounds to lose and it may seem like its taken a long time to lose it, but I realized that I'm not meant to lose weight quickly. In losing weight at the rate I have, I've been able to maintain it way better and keep it off. I have finally come to accept the fact that it will not be a quick fix overnight and I am okay with that. I am smaller now then I was what I was fluctuating at before I started to gain and that in itself makes me happy.
I'm still keeping up with my weekly gym workout program, now stronger than ever, and although that scale hasn't gone down as often as I would like it to, I know I'm losing inches in my measurements.
Until next time!