I'm so excited to have my own journal here. I can be so computer incompetent sometimes. :sigh:
Well, I'm 22 and 5'6" and my starting weight was 156.5 lbs. I love chocolate and that's probably why I ended up overweight in the first place. Oh yeah, and that whole being pregnant thing... Got married to my HS sweetie in '04 and 2 months later. BAM!!!! I don't know how it happened.
Anyways, I went from 145 up and up to about 205. SCARY! My pictures are unnerving, esp. b/c I thought it could never happen to me. Thankfully I lost about 25 after I had my beautiful 7lb baby. Then stayed at 183 for I don't know how long. I think like a year or so. It was like Feb. of last year and I realized I didn't want to spend another summer in a "fat" bathing suit. So I went on a crazy 1000cal diet. and lost 19 lbs. and then...the plateau.
At any rate, I never made it into a bikini last summer. Despite my exercising and "light" eating, I just couldn't do it. So in the fall I switched it up and did Slimfast. Those shakes aren't half bad. Lost another 9 lbs. Plateau. BLAH!
So, this girl I know had a baby and she gained a lot of weight too and she found the "Body Makeover Diet" where you Could Maybe Possibly lose 30 lbs in 6 weeks. I checked it out. There was just no way. It was like eating 6 full meals a day, but smaller portions. I thought, there's no way I'm gonna grill 6 chicken breasts and boil all that rice and pasta and then eat it! There's veggies too, but that I can handle. So instead, I started doing some real investigating on my own. TADA! So here I am after purchasing the book and the orange cookbook and I've already lost 5 (okay 4.5) lbs. (darn that T of M)
B: veggie omelet with a little mozz., 2 slices of turkey bacon, 6 oz V8
S: slice of Colby jack cheese
L: turkey burger (no bun) w/ swiss, mushrooms, lett, tom, pick, garlic mayo, steamed broccoli
S: 20 peanuts
D: small piece of grilled London Broil, oven roasted veggies, 1 c. 3 bean salad (homemade with splenda)
D: small (1/2 cup?) scoop of Splenda low-fat ice cream
I know, I know, Ice cream is supposed to be a treat. It was!! The first time I've actually cheated since I started, and I'm on day 10. Most of the time I have the ricotta or a SF Popsicle. I also think I could've had more veggies, but we were out most of the day...(insert excuse here)
Well, glad to be here and I love this forum already. Everyone is so helpful. I checked it out a whole bunch before I joined whenever I had a question, but everyone here is so nice! Anyways, this is long enough. I look forward to being a hot mama one day!