I used to be lately out filth biking and realized that I used to be in the identical spot as I used to be Three years in the past for the picture I had been displaying individuals as a “earlier than” picture of my heaviest. The highest picture is at my heaviest across the begin of my weight reduction journey at first of 2018 and the second is my present progress about 88 lbs down in early 2021. I achieved this with largely CICO and a little bit of train. I am sporting an under-jersey chest protector within the backside picture that makes me look a bit heavier.
I am a very long time lurker on right here with out posting, and this subreddit has been very inspirational for working towards my weight reduction targets.
Some NSVs: shirt dimension 2XL to L, pants waist 40 to 32, costume garments labeled slim match really becoming higher than common match.
Issues which have helped essentially the most:
Understanding that meals energy are far more essential than train energy (because of this subreddit)
Counting energy and monitoring with myfitnesspal
Cooking most of my very own meals and aiming for cooking 3-6 parts of 500 energy for use as lunches and dinners. I cook dinner no matter I need to eat and monitor all of the elements in MFP whereas cooking, then work out what number of parts it must grow to be. This additionally helps me make good cooking choices – once I go to enter Three Tbsp of oil, it makes me take into account whether or not 1 Tbsp can be satisfactory.
After I cook dinner, I portion my meals earlier than I begin consuming. I beforehand had a foul behavior of taking extra helpings from the pot and consuming an excessive amount of. That temptation is eliminated if the meals is already in containers within the fridge.
Mild breakfasts that roughly match the energy I burn on my morning stroll.
Making an attempt to get a bit extra train. Adopting a canine and strolling him 2-3x per day has helped lately. After I was going into work day-after-day, bicycling 13 mi spherical journey a couple of instances every week was useful as effectively.
My objective from the beginning has been to nonetheless benefit from the meals and drinks I like, however to be extra acutely aware of quantities and energy. There have positively been ups/downs and plateaus, and it has gotten a bit tougher as I’ve approached my objective weight, which I nonetheless have not achieved. General, I’ve made nice progress and am far more wholesome than I used to be Three years in the past.