Hi Guys, just wanted to post a story on here since I never have. I started my weightloss journey at 408lbs 3 years ago. I was able to get to 398 over a few months of stumbling my way through the process of trying to learn WHAT fit meant to me. I had never seen myself as not fit, but it was until my doctor kind of pissed me off that I decided to do something about it. In one of my last visits I was explaining to him about some aches and pains and he told me it had to do with my size. Then he said he was not going to attempt to move my stomach because "he didnt want to hurt his hands" I felt embarrassed...and pissed. That week I started my research on what eating changes could I make long term. Not just a diet that I could not maintain. I settled on Keto(more of a low carb diet). I decided not to work out for a few months as not to get overwhelmed with learning how to eat and workout. After 3 months I started to fumble my way around the gym.
After 3 months I had lost about 60 pounds and was excited. I had kept up the progress and got down to 222lbs until.....COVID. It flipped my world upside down. With food shortages, and work schedules being flipped I gained 58lbs back in 5 months. I was finally able to see my problem, make necessary changes, and get most of that back off. I am 8lbs from my prior low, but decided I want to 15lbs more on top of that. I guess with some committment and a plan that has hard deadlines anything is possible. Figured I would share and hopefully this can help other folks.