That’s right. For all of 2013 I lost 65 lbs. Not bad, but I have done better. I lost 140 lbs in a little over a year a few years ago, but, as I posted in the reblog, it wasn’t lasting. I hit a plateau and didn’t know how to handle it. I moved downtown in my small town, where there’s a wealth of not-so-good for you restaurants (shot out to Luigi at Mama’s Pizza on Market St. in Harrisburg, PA! Best ‘za anywhere. Also contributed to my weight gain….)- pizza, tacos, fried Chinese, and a ton of bars and clubs. I was working at the time, making decent money being part-time, and eating that money at Mama’s and The Flamingo, a greasy spoon, Santa Fe taco factory’s big ass burritos (they did have a vegetarian option). I was further away from my gym and the bus system in Harrisburg was severely lacking. I could have gone, however, just stopped.
I quit smoking as well. That didn’t help. I had gotten from 460 lbs to 328 in a little over a year. I ballooned back up to 411 lbs by the time I moved out (they kicked us out as they sold our building to a college). I kept it steady as I changed gyms from Planet Fitness to a real gym (don’t get me started) and I had a partner. My partner wasn’t serious, however, and he was my ride. I went vegan and lost 23 lbs but when I ate meat again, I gained it right back.
The end of 2012 saw me moving across state to Pittsburgh and a new dedication to lose weight. And that I did. I moved in December 28th, got my gym membership early January and by December 15th 2013, 65 lbs were shed.
My progress in ages:
Consistency is key. Having not slept for one night and having class and ice and snow, my one day of gym time this week, I am proud of. I didn’t have to go at all, could have just come home after my appointment. Instead I went to the gym, exhausted and all, but entered beastmode on every lift.