When I came to the US 11 years ago, I weighted 80 kg (176 lb). A couple of years later it came to 95 kg (209 lb), several more years of unhealthy overeating, and in 2007 I was at dreadful 107 kg (235 lb)! I'm tall, so this weight was not as visible as it wood be on a shorter person, but I felt it when hiking, my heart was jumping out of my chest, and my blood pressure was high.
So after our daughter left, we both decided that it was time to start over, and starting from June 1st we began this new chapter in our weight loss program. We walk for 40 minutes early in the morning, at 6 am, to jump-start the day. We both sit at the computers all day long, and then go for a walk in the evening. We always try to walk during the weekends, usually we go to a boardwalk down the New Jersey shore, or to a State forest or park, weather-dependent.
I'm not exactly counting the calories, it's too much work, I just try to eat minimum amounts of food, having only coffee or tea for breakfast, soup for lunch, fish or chicken with steamed or fresh vegetables for dinner. Some fruits or veggies in-between, like grapefruits, apples, carrots or cauliflower.
I did it once already, so I know I can do it. And I try to drink a lot of liquids, I usually make herbal tea in a thermos, and drink it all day long whenever I feel hungry.
It is kind of scary to write those numbers reflecting my current weight, but they are true, and to see those numbers is really motivating me to reduce them ASAP.
I found this scale on the web site www.hudeemtut.ru, which means 'let's loose weight here'. The site is about different diets and contains testimonials of people trying to lose weight.
I will update my weight scale in a week, so see you then!