In April of 2010 I started counting calories. In June I started exercising. By November I lost 44 pounds. Since November, nothing. I started out November frustrated but stuck to it. In December I sort of gave up and now I have gained 4 pounds back. I haven't exercised since December, except for some bike riding, but it hasn't been consistent. I want/need to lose about 60-65 more pounds. I am currently at 218 wearing a size 16 pants and a 16-18 in tops because my *books * are so large. It sucks.
I am stuck and I have slipped into my old eating habits. I want to stop it NOW. On March 1st I will be rejoining the fitness class I used to attend. Starting TODAY I am going back to counting calories and making better food choices. No need to wait for Monday.
I also need to say, I am Type 2 Diabetic and losing the weight I have lost so far brought my blood sugars down a lot. My goal in the additional weight I want to lose, is to control the Diabetes without meds. Currently I take Metformin. Also, I have high blood pressure that needs to come down. It isn't just that I want to look good, I want to feel good. I did feel really good for a while, but since December I have felt crappy and am feeling crappier by the day. I don't want to go there.
Now for the button at the beginning of this post. The gal at Remodelaholic needs to lose 45 pounds and is starting a recipe exchange at her blog, on Sundays. This is my first entry and I will be doing an update and new recipe every Sunday. Feel free to join by grabbing the button over at Remodelaholic!
1 half of a pita pocket (cut it apart into two round pieces, not down the middle)
2 Tablespoons of tomato sauce
2 slices of Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 cup of sliced mushrooms (I use the canned kind)
diced onion (as much as you can stand - hardly any calories and it is a super food!)
Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is as melted as you want
You could also throw on tomatoes, bell pepper or any other little to no calorie veggies to bulk it up. One mini pizza is approx 180 calories.
OK- now for show and tell. The moment of truth. My pictures.
Here is my before in April of 2010 at 258 pounds.
Here is my current at 218
My goal weight, for now, is 155 - 160. Then I will reevaluate and see about going to 145-150, but the thought is daunting. So, for now I am on "Phase 2" and I can't think about "Phase 3" until I complete Phase 2.
Well, there it is. If you struggle with weight or food, feel free to leave comments and check in each week. None of us can do it alone. If you make the Pita Pizza, let me know what you think.