progress pic! (yes, I love Disney lol)
In November last year, I was the hardest of all who have ever been. I was 240 pounds and absolutely hated myself. Ultimately, these things made me actually lose weight:
I love my wife very much, and I do not want to have permanent health problems, because I do not have self-control and, in turn, increase stress on her.
I hated my mentality in the group. Eat a ton of food at McDonald's? Take a little bit to make your stomach feel better. Does your heart rate feel high? Yours probably just stressed, just calm down.
I absolutely love sneakers, and let me tell you how sad it made me do them absolutely ZERO justice, because I looked like such a fat ass. No outfits looked good, and I dreamed that I could wear cool sneakers with cool outfits.
I began my journey by hiding this subreddit (shouting out my inspiration!) And asking people what I personally knew that worked with them. My friend Dan really helped him choose the best for me: weight loss is just math. This is less than what you burn. For me, it really helped.
I began to regularly track food through the MFP, which ultimately led to most of my success. I also completely consumed calories. I have only black coffee or water at this moment (except for the occasional adult drink). Soda has made a huge contribution to calorie intake, and I can proudly say that more than a year has passed since I had one!
I also worked many times that I always hated my whole life. Something that made it easier was jogging / walking. I would just run a few seconds, and then go. This happened on the advice of my friends who ran in marathons, etc. In the end, this led to absolutely LOVE for me. I liked what he did for my psychological development, and it made me burn even more calories.
That leads me today. Last November, I set a goal to launch a half marathon in a year. I just wanted to be able to get closer, and on Sunday I ran into Disney wine and had lunch! Earlier this year, I hit 180 pounds, but it was so nice to be able to complete something like that. Looks like everything came together.
Now I no longer register food, but mainly because I eat a lot of the same material, and I always try to keep it in 2000. And if I have a bad day, I compensate for it by taking advantage of a calorie deficit after a week. Since April, I have been stuck at 180 pounds, and this is more like a lifestyle in order to maintain a low calorie level at this stage.
Weight loss was great for my health. I have so much, but I mostly feel joyful that I can love myself so that I can love others even more. Thanks for reading!