Personal Achievements

When I sit down to craft a blog entry, I try not to focus on “Me.”I’d rather focus on “Us.”

That being said, there comes those occasional times when my inner narcissist takes over.This is one of those times.

In May of last year, I made some tough and important decisions about the life I was going to lead.I was overweight, and not leading a healthy life style.It was time for me to change all of that and get myself into a better place physically, mentally and emotionally.

I’ve always been what I refer to as a “stress eater.”Food makes me feel better.It has always been therapeutic for me.Let’s face it, we work in a stressful field, and the position I hold has been extremely stressful over the last couple of years, so reaching for an extra helping at dinner, or hitting a McDonald’s drive thru was an easy thing for me to do.

I realized that I couldn’t do that anymore.I needed to find better ways to cope, and it was time to start taking better care of myself.I started concentrating on eating better, and downloaded an Application on my iPhone called “Lose It!” and on May 14th of last year, I began recording everything that I ate, and any exercise I did.I’ve continued that religiously each and every day since then.Now, 40 weeks later, I’ve reached my goal.

When I started my transformation, I weighed 310 lbs.When I stepped on a scale this past Monday, I was delighted to see that I was down to 235.That’s right, I lost 75 lbs.I haven’t weighed under 240 lbs in at least five or six years.I feel great, I look like a different person, and I fit into clothes that I haven’t worn in years.I’m not completely satisfied yet, but losing 75 lbs is quite a huge step forward, and anything from here on out will be a cake walk (mmmm cake).

To those of you who have known about my endeavors, I thank you for your support.For anyone who is looking to do something similar, check out Lose It!It’s a great application, and it changed my life.

  • Lizzie

    Congrats!! It must feel great to see the results…do we get before and after pictures? 😛