I can't believe it happened again.
Starting weight 283 lbs, July 9, 2013
Original Goal of 160 lbs Reached Nov. 26, 2014!
Starting weight 288 lbs, Sept 12, 2017
Gained every pound back. It started with work depression in April 2015. I tried to keep it together but it escalated because of harassment at work. By June 2016 I did not have a job. I was on antidepressants and did not work anymore. Took a lot of international vacations. Weight continued to climb and I did nothing. Enter 2017, I joined a gym in January that shut down in February. Weight gain. Diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my left knee In March. Continued to gain weight and did no exercise except occasional walk. In May I quit taking psych medications.
On Sept 12, something clicked in my brain, and I was able to get back on track.
I restarted my old plan. No cheating. I walk 1.2 miles a day in Gunners Lake Park. Once around doing arm exercises at same time takes 30 minutes. As of today, October 8, I have lost 21 pounds.
I have a very high level of motivation again. I am more than my work.
In July I had my deck rebuilt--a long time goal.
In August I started a new program at Community College. I will be an English Teacher for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in May 2018 when I graduate.
. I'm also taking other supplemental online ESOL courses to keep busy during the week.
On Aug 31 I became a citizen of the USA.
So things are progressing. My goal is 2 pounds per week--consistently.