I started losing weight in November 2018 by doing CICO at a budget of 1500 calories a day. That worked for about 3 months and I managed to go from 319 to 298. Then I plateaued from Feb 2019 to August 2019 because I just didn’t make an effort.
I started trying again in September 2019 I was going for a goal of 1200 calories a day, and i started going to the gym every once in awhile. At the beginning of January this year I started going to a gym or doing something physical pretty regularly (at least 3x a week). I also started practicing as a new recruit on a roller derby team, this (along with everything else) have done wonders for my mood. I’m still not 100% constantly, but it’s so much easier to smile.
I do have a lot of cheat days, but that’s okay, I’m learning. My regular day consists of coffee, a few baggies of fruits/vegetables (usually crunchy because it’s more about texture) for snacks, a protein and veggie for lunch and a protein and veggie for dinner. Lately I’ve been playing around with making more complex meals than chicken and broccoli and it’s working out.
As of this morning I hit 268 and I have lost 50 pounds and I am over the moon, it’s taken awhile and I still have a lot to go. I just really wanted to share my progress. You guys are the best
Edit: current weight