My weight problems started after high school for the most part. Or at least that's what it seems like. I don't remember wanting to lose weight or feeling conscious about my weight then. For that matter, I didn't feel like I had a problem until my mid-twenties.
At my heaviest I was a smidge under 200lbs. Not a lot for some but more than enough for me. This is a good time to point out that I am 5'2".
Around this time I bought a pair of those Sketcher Shape-Up shoes. I know they lost a law suit more recently, but it worked for me. I lost some weight simply by walking with them on (not extra walking, the same amount of walking I was doing before). Still I didn't really come up with a plan to lose weight. I hadn't heard about counting calories yet. I didn't exercise (I HATE sweating!). Slowly, though, I did begin to lose weight. Check out the link above - I've chronicled dates and my weight since April 2010 (with breaks here and there). As you can see it was slow, but my weight started to come down.
In April 2011 I dated someone who broke my heart and in a week I dropped 10lbs and was down to 161lbs. You'll notice on the link above that I had gotten down to 157lbs in January 2012 only to be up 10lbs by the end of August that year. I blame this on a couple of things a) I started dating my fiancee and b) his parents would take us out to eat every Friday - and it usually was 3-4 course meal. At this point my pants, which had gone from a 14/16 to a solid 10 were creeping back to a size 12 and I was not happy at all, a lot less happy than I was when I was closer to 200lbs.
In August 2012 I discovered Reddit LoseIt as well as My Fitness Pal. Together they really helped me in dropping pounds. As you'll notice on the weight page I went from 167lbs in August 2012 to 146lbs in March 2013.
Then I started working at my current job and sticking to a 1200 calorie diet became VERY difficult. My job has me on my butt most of the day and what's better than to snack when sitting at a computer for 8-9 hours a day? Currently I'm sticking strong to 152lbs. My "ideal" weight is 136lbs. My goal is to get back to 145lbs and try to stick to that for a bit and then maybe go down to 140.
I am getting married 53 days and my wedding dress currently fits, however it is a bit on the snug side. I am hoping that I can drop to about 147 by my wedding day so that I can breath a bit easier on April 26th, but I'm finding it REALLY hard to get below 152. I've been stuck there for over a month. During the week I will go down to 151 but the weekend comes around and all hope is lost.
I hope this Link-Up will help me reach my short-term goal. After my wedding I'm not going to worry as much and I am definitely not going to count calories during our honeymoon to Argentina in late May. However, when I return in June I will try to get back to sticking to 1200 until I reach a weight I am more comfortable at. Maybe that will be 145 or maybe it will be 140, I don't know until I get there.
Current Weight: 152lbs
Goal Weight: 147lbs
Current Pant size: solid 6 (however, depending on brands I can be a 4 or an 8, 10's are way too big on me!)