Name: Mom2annie or Laura
Current Weight: 275lbs
Struggles: Food addiction: junk food, fast food, savory/heavy sauces, condiments/dressings, etc. I'm not good at finishing what I start. I've never lost more than 30lbs at once and have been heavy since I was a child. My highest weight was 298lbs sometime last year.
Goal range: 150-175lbs
OMAD Time: 6 to 8pm
OMAD Start Date: Jan 24th(ish)
I fell into OMAD without meaning to. I was attempting 16:8 and wasn't hungry at the 16 mark so I decided to see if I could go to 17, then 18...eventually 22 on the first day. So I decided to look into OMAD since I was obviously capable of following the schedule. I'm about a week in now and adjusting really well.
Full disclosure: I'm in the process of getting gastric sleeve surgery. My insurance requires 6 months of supervised diet & exercise before hand so my current weight loss efforts were born from needing to shed weight during the 6 month period leading up to surgery. I am not 100% sure that I want to go through with the surgery yet, but figured I have 6 months to think on it without wasting time. I've finished 2 of the 6 so far. OMAD is going better than I expected it would so far. If I continue to lose weight and show steady progress, I may not follow through with the surgery. My family and friends are supportive either way, which is great!
I have an 11 year old daughter that is beginning to show extra weight in her tummy and also eating like I did as a kid. She is headed down the same path I've walked and that has to change. She tends to mimic me in most ways, so when I exercise, she exercises, when I eat well, she tries too. So I really need to fix my weight/lifestyle for both of us. It's just her and I and two dogs at home. I'm divorced and she's my only child. Most of my family lives in the same city so I have a decent support system.
That's my intro! Sorry if it went too long.