Thursday, February 18, 2016

Throwback Thursday

I'm showing this pic of me and my girl from 2002 to show how much heavier I was back then.  I was a size 16 at my heaviest, and was very unhappy. I knew I had to lose weight, and luckily the health insurance we were on at the time was offering weight loss counseling, so I took advantage of it. It was the best thing I've ever done! I will be frank, I lost the weight and kept it off ever since, because I used the old fashioned way. This included eating more healthy, exercising (which for me was walking on a treadmill) and counting calories. I still exercise every day with the treadmill or low impact aerobics. I don't count calories anymore, so much as keep them in mind when I'm eating.

Now I also try and eat more and more healthier foods, but I haven't given up that much either. I still eat sweets in moderation. I would say for me the best diet has been a Mediterranean diet with less meat and more beans. I don't enjoy drinking my calories, so I'm not into smoothies. And I don't have any problems with allergies, so no giving up wheat for me! Again, I believe that you can enjoy what you want as long as you eat everything in moderation and try to get as varied a diet as you can. My current goal is to eat more varied vegetables. I just found out I love butternut squash that has been roasted! Roasting gives veggies a sweet taste! I also have to say that I'm on a medication for my hypothyroidism, which can add about 10 pounds to my weight if I'm not on it. But the rest is about diet and exercise. I got down to a size 6, but right now I"m about an 8 or 10 depending, and I'm pretty happy with that.
So there you have it, my story on weight loss. If you have any questions, let me know! Bye for now!


Rebekah Bradford said...

Very inspiring story :) I love this outfit too!

Laurie Duncan said...

Thanks so much Rebekah! I felt like it was important to show that it can be done. :)

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