Didn't know what else to call this - I always feel so awkward starting threads about myself because I never know what to write. Which is why I've put this off for a few days.
Where to start without being long winded... I've always been heavy I suppose. It was when I got married 15 years ago that I really started putting on the pounds. I ate whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and became so out of control that I reached 340 pounds four years ago.
I went in a diet, eating stupid low calories because I couldn't lose weight eating anything more (I tried and I have 0 patience on top of it). I managed to lose 88 pounds but couldn't sustain my eating (who didn't see that coming, right?) so I gained back all that weight plus another 40, leaving me at 389 pounds. My brightest weight ever.
At the beginning of the year I decided I was going to lose weight but I wasn't going to starve myself to do it. I tried eating my calories over a few meals during the day but I always slipped off 'the wagon' and couldn't control myself until I came across Joe's OMAD story and it clicked - I normally don't eat during the day unless I'm dieting anyway. I'm more of a snack eater at night. Like, I can eat the entire house at night I'm so terrible.
This experience has been an eye opener. I like being able to eat the things I enjoy, it's why I don't stick to diets. I feel full all night after I've eaten so I don't spend it snacking and after this first few days my grumblies during the day went away. I now only get hungry about an hour before supper because my body knows when to expect the next meal. I have never felt so good while losing weight and I don't feel deprived in any way. Why I didn't do this years ago is beyond me!
So far I'm down 24 pounds. I plan on starting to go for walks when I've lost more and I get energy back. It's hard to have much when you're still at 363 pounds but I'm getting there