Going into July I was over 230lbs, I was in pain 24/7. I couldn't fit into my clothes. I was sweating constantly and had absolutely no time to care for myself.
I was on prescribed pain pills and 'knew' I wouldn't be able to exercise until I got some weight off and the inflammation down.
I was hoping to lose enough that I could start to exercise again in September. As in, going for 3 30 minute walks a week.
... It's September. I'm going into the 180lbs range. I'm waking up and doing circuit training before breakfast. No pain. I haven't taken the meds since mid July. I am back in lots of clothes I love. I feel comfortable and excited to finally be caring for myself.
I can run 2 miles. This morning was the 6th shred I've done in 6 days, I changed up on the weights, going from 1kg each hand to 1.5kg.
Now just 4lbs away from the 'halfway point' I'll have lost half the weight needed to get to a 'healthy' BMI of 145lbs. IN 10 WEEKS! That's AMAZING.
To be joining in challenges with my friends on Facebook - both the shred (exercise/health) and skirtember (image/health) - feels fantastic. I feel normal, and involved and alive. It's g-o-o-d.
Two weeks since I'd been at weightwatchers, and despite maintaining last week, I'd pulled a decent enough loss for a 2 week stint.
Miles walked - 27.9
previous weight - 196 BMI 33.6
current weight - 192.5 BMI 33
loss - 3.5lb% lost - 1.79%