I'm taking this weight loss journey in a series of small mini-goals. Having so much weight to lose, it just makes sense to keep focused on the nearer, achievable goals, and in that way, ultimately reach my long-range goal of 145 lbs. - normal weight.
I'm not a clinician, dietician, or anything like that - just a regular person who put on way too many pounds over the years. My story is really not that different from so many others. So, here I go - with a very different attitude and a strong determination to reverse some unhealthy trends.
My current (update) photo:
Dated December 9, 2010, this photo shows me with over 8" off my waist, and 52 lbs slimmer. I have a long way to go, but I am making progress. I started this diet on July 20, 2010. My doctor saw me in late October, and couldn't believe my progress. My routine blood work had improved quite a bit, and so I was PULLED OFF my cholesterol medication!
It was an awesome day, and proof positive that I can reverse things - it isn't too late.