Never, in the history of Shelley, have I lost weight and kept it off. This is a first for me. It finally clicked - you know, the whole "change the way you eat" thing - I can't remember the last time I went to a fast food restaurant...and that used to be a staple of my daily diet. If you know of any Taco Bell stockholders, please give them my apologies. ;)
And exercise? Me? Weirdly, yes, not only do I exercise, but I actually like it! In a few days I will run 13.1 miles. It blows my mind that I have trained for a half marathon. Talk about a lifestyle change!
Two and a half years ago I started a diet, hoping to lose weight, but not really believing that I could do it. Luckily for me, I discovered the blogging community of people who were losing weight, as well as people who had lost weight and were working on maintaining that loss, and I think that put it in my head early on that I was going to have to change things permanently in order to keep the weight off. And while I do indulge myself on occasion (see yesterday's Maui post for proof, lol), I've been pretty good about eating healthy, and my reward is still fitting into my smaller-sized clothes! Go me!
To those of you who are in the process of losing weight, I just want to say don't give up. I am living proof that anybody can lose a large amount of weight just by changing the way you eat, and getting up off the couch and moving your body.
November 16, 2010 - 150 pounds!