Catamount wrote:So at this point I've transitioned from weight loss to maintenance of weight loss and am doing pretty well so far. I bottomed out at about 178 a few weeks ago and am about 181 now (the same as in my profile photo from June 2). Altogether that is about a 30 pound total loss since November and is as slim as I want to be. Have had to buy some new clothes but am just wearing the rest a little baggy until I need to replace them.
No longer working overnights and therefore really can't skip meals like I had been. So I have cut way back on portion size and am limiting anything with corn syrup. No longer the "clean up crew" when my kids don't finish their meals either. Hope to get back in the groove of regular cardio in a couple of weeks when I finish the family vacation cycle I am on right now.
I think we were around the same area in lbs. to begin- I was at about 203 on Jan.2- and I began doing all the right things in earnest, and got down to about
189. Then, because I became very busy, (I'm a house painter in the summer), and therefore, tired and lazy(tipping back a couple of beers after work, rather
than hopping on the bike, etc.), I've plateaued and actually gained a little, at about 192. Disappointing. But, I hope to ramp up the cardio here soon, and get back at the weight loss. I'd like to get down to 185, and see how that feels, and maybe a little more, like around 180ish. .
So, I'm jealous, Catamount! But, congrats on dropping all that weight. And on your summiting of Mt. Hood! I've been too busy too get out, unfortunately. .