I’ve crushed my first major weight-loss goal today

I’m super excited to share some amazing news about my personal weight-loss journey. I came into 2018 at 338 lbs. There are many things that contributed to me going from someone weighing 220 lbs and being solid muscle to where I’ve found myself today.

There was a major injury that took me almost 15 years to overcome from and the pain prevented me from being as active as I once was. Antidepressants played a major role in the weigh gain as well, as did the stress of being an Autism parent.

All that said, I also have to take ownership of the bad eating habits I’d developed over the years. Food became my way of cooping with my physical and emotional pain.

Anyway, I’ve been working to make changes in my life and progress has been coming. I set reasonable goals for myself and began a 16/8 diet.



Anyway, I set my first major weight-loss goal at 315 lbs. I figured that would be a reasonable place to start and then going forward, maybe look at 15 lb goals at a time.

My smart scale had problems and the 338 lbs measurements never synced with myfitnesspal, where I track my progress.

I stepped on the scale today and I was so excited to see how much progress I’ve made. I have officially hit 314 lbs, for a total 24 lbs lost in the last couple of months. ☺

Self-Care is so important.

I feel really good and I have to now figure out what my next goal is but I think it will likely be 299 lbs.

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I’m going to share more about my diet, activity and the tech I use to help me along the way. As soon as I get that done, I’ll publish it.



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  • Believer says:

    It’s so so hard to loose weight, especially when you use it as a coping mechanism… And yo- yo is so devastating! The more pressure you put on yourself to loose weight, the more likely to give in… Keep your hard work and be kind to yourself! The body of yours carried you through so much that is amazing 322 or 299 lb anyway!

  • Lindsay says:

    Great work!