I Lost 40+ Pounds in 4 Months8:12 AM
In 2009, I started on medication that caused water retention and also caused weight gain by making me feel lethargic and hungry all the time. In about two years time, I went from a size 9 to a size 20; from 140 lbs to 230+ lbs. I was miserable. I really understand now why obese people find it so hard to exercise - you can barely move underneath all that insulation just to tie your shoes! Around September of 2012, I got off the medication and thus began my journey back to a skinnier, healthier life. This is my journey....
That was me in June 2012. I can't remember my exact weight, but I do know I weighed well over 230 lbs and wore a size 20. OMG, I was so miserable back then. I felt like I couldn't move. I was on medication that not only caused me to feel hungry almost 24/7, but also caused bloating. Ugh, awful stuff, I hated it.
This picture was taken around the end of September of 2012. I was down to a size 16 and I weighed somewhere around 210 lbs I think. That was actually the most difficult weight to shed.
Early January of this year. I'm in a size 14 in this pic, and at around 180 lbs. I actually would have lost a lot more than that if I hadn't gained over the holidays, heh. But either way, I'm feeling good. :)
Beginning of February this year. I'm a size 12 now and in the 170 range. I'm optimistic about the spring and summer and its tendency to make me slim down to adapt to the heat, and I expect that by the end of summer I will have at the very least reached my next target weight of 150, which should put me in a size 10. Then I will be just 10 lbs away from my final goal of 140, which places me squarely in the top half of a normal BMI.
If you do the math, that will mean that I will have lost at least 70 lbs in a year.
Anyways, that's a basic run down of how I accomplished it. At some point I may post an article on here with a more detailed description of the diet and exercise regimen I am utilizing.