Today is 365 Days on FitnessPal for me. One year ago, I had just returned from a beach trip to Florida and looked at our family pictures and was in shock. I knew I had gained some weight before covid and then during covid, lots of sitting, snacking, and drinking, but I had not realized just how big I had gotten. That was the moment, that was my "what the F%$#&" moment that made me get off my *kitten* and start working on myself again.
Here I am a year later, almost 50 lbs lighter but actually, probably in the best shape, I have been in 20 plus years mostly due to weight training. I feel so much better, have more energy, and most of all confidence. No gimmicks just logging food and trying to move more (and of course the weight training, which was crucial for the shaping, not the losing)
I had lots of starts and stops over the past 10 years, I knew I needed to do something but I was not ready. I needed that kick in the butt moment to get me started and keep me going.
Very proud of myself and not too bad for 52 years old.
I would not mind losing another pound or two but I am pretty much where I want to be. Now for the very tricky maintenance part. Any suggestions are very welcome