- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2016
I know this regime is not ‘healthy’ or optimal, so please, no ‘preaching’. I am aware of this. I know weight loss is meant to be ‘slow’ and yadda yadda yadda. Please spare me all of that. But I am simply fed up and sick and tired of the way I look.
Even with a sedentary lifestyle, I have had a high metabolism. I have been able to eat buckets of KFC, a large pepperoni pizza etc each night, and drinking nothing but pepsi, and still not gain a single pound. Why? I don’t know. But it’s always been that way – whether I was 110lbs or 140lbs.
Then I was on depo. For three months. And I gained 20-30lbs in that time. My appetite shot up, my metabolism died, etc. It was an absolute mess. Once that wore off, my metabolism increased again, and I got back to my old metabolic level. Except I was stuck at 140.
My starting weight was 140lbs. I have started doing 1 hour cardio and half an hour strength exercises a day. I have decreased my caloric intake to 800 calories a day. And yes, I feel full, no I don’t feel tired, or sick, etc. It is very sustainable, I have done this before in the past with good results.
My goal weight is 110lbs, preferably lower. I am 5’3. How long will it take on this regime until I reach my goal weight? I was thinking 3 months hopefully. I will be changing it up in between so that I do not plateau, i.e. by spending 10 days or so eating absolutely NO carbs etc.
I have been doing this for a week. So far, I have lost 7lbs and an inch off my hips. But I know that most of that will be water weight. But is this going to keep up? Or will the weight loss slow down drastically?
For comparison: This is me at 110lbs (which is what I want to return to :
This is me at 140lbs (you can notice that I have gained a considerable amount of weight in my boobs, thighs, and hips… yuk.):