Weight Loss Journey (so far)

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Proud moment:

I have officially lost 25lbs! ( 11.5kg). I am currently at 209-211lbs and want to reach my goal of 187lbs in the next 6 months. It was a very slow process, but very worthwhile. I have always been the athletic type; In South Africa, I grew up playing Soccer, Tennis, and I was also a long jumper/track athlete. I’m tall but was extremely toned and slender. My move to Canada in 2009 changed a lot of things, I stopped playing sports completely, and slowly gained about 30lbs over a span of two years. I never noticed it until I tried on jeans that were my “initial” size which evidently, would not even get past my thighs.

Stress from the move, picking universities, and never making time to workout made the weight gain more evident. By the time I was in my third year of Uni, I gained 30 more pounds and went from 190lbs to 220lbs. I wasn’t doing very well at school, my best friend was dying, and I was dating the most terrible human being (that is another blog post in itself HA). Last year, I was at my heaviest, a whopping 236lbs! I only realized this after my trip to Cuba with my family that August. I looked back to pictures and a video I had put together, and saw just how much weight I put on. I felt disgusted, but also motivated to make a lifestyle change. For now I workout about 3 times a week, but the most important change for me has been the food. I loveeeeeeeee food, but that love came with grave consequences. Ask me to jog for an hour, do 100 squats, dance till I pass out- I’m your gal. However, ask me to eat a salad instead of a cheese burger, or Greek yogurt instead of vanilla ice-cream?….*crickets*.

I will probably do another post on exactly what I did to lose the weight but in a nutshell it was:

Portion sizes

Food choices

WATER AND GREEN TEA (no juice, no soda, sometimes milk)

Cheat meals (don’t go overboard!)

Cutting down on refined sugars/sugar in general

Cutting down my carb intake (huge one!)

What are your weight loss tips and tricks?

 

 

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