I did a post a few years ago (Where the hell does the time go?) about how I made some big dietary changes (gave up soda, fast food, chain restaurants like Chili’s, TGIF, etc) and started exercising regularly. During that time, I had gone from about 250 lbs in 2012 to slightly over 200 in 2013. I remember I was worried about being able to maintain it. I’m happy to say that so far, I’ve been able to keep up exercising and staying away from the fattening food and am currently down to 194 lbs. Here are the obligatory before and after photos:
The difference is quite obvious. In the before picture I’m smiling and someone is taking a picture of me and the after I’m not smiling and I have to resort to taking a selfie.
Some interesting things I’ve found out. There are some foods I just can’t eat at all because they trigger something in my head that makes it difficult to stop eating them. Donuts, fast food, and cake and cupcakes (well, the frosting at least). One cupcake and I’m like Bubbles from the wire looking for another fix. Not sure why this is. I don’t use a calorie counter any longer. I started with LoseIt which worked wonders but now I have a pretty good idea which foods I should just stay away from. Being aware of how many calories were actually in the food I was eating was a pretty good place to start losing.