In some ways I feel like I am starting over with weight loss. It is like a second phase. The first 40 lbs were relatively easy. I am not saying that this is true for everyone, but for me, losing weight at 215 lbs was simple, requiring minor changes, with a lot of room for error.
Now it is quite different. I don't have the weekly motivational boosts of easy losses on the scale, and little room for mistake.
It is not a complaint, just an observation.
- Cathy Yonek
- Pittsburgh, PA, United States
- Six years ago I decided (age) 42 would be my magic number. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a LONG time. It was a BIG number, it was a SCARY number, but mostly I knew I had to own that number. I lost 40 pounds, leaving the obese category behind. In 2014 I committed myself to working out HARD and a low sugar diet, losing more weight and gaining nice definition. Then life happened, and I lost momentum, gaining some weight back. My goals now are different, and include completing my first ever marathon at age 48. GULP! You can read about the next part of my journey here.