The new me: 98 pounds later
#31
Well, I thought I should add a postscript to this thread.

I have lost 140 pounds since Holy Week 2013.  I was around 330 pounds.  I now weigh 188 pounds.  (I'm 6' 1.5".)  The really good news is that I have been maintaining this weight, give or take several pounds, since February.  Maintenance is the key.  It's clear now that my body has reached its natural weight. 

I monitor my weight to make sure it remains in the upper half of the "healthy weight" range according to the body mass index.  That range is 23.0 - 24.9.  So I remain between 24.0 and 24.9, which for me is 184-191 pounds.  Using a range, rather than a specific weight, is better; it avoids obsession over normal fluctuations in weight.

Again, I strongly recommend the book Intuitive Eating, as well as a diet that focuses on whole, unprocessed foods and those that make up the "paleo diet," but without being rigoristic about it.

So here is a recent photograph.  This is my usual look.  No frills.

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#32
Sorry, here's a current picture.

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#34
Update.

I've continued to maintain my 140 pound weight loss.  I've remained at the same weight --  about 188 pounds -- since February 2014, so it's been six months.

It's clear now that my body has reached a new set point, which is the best outcome I could have hoped for.  So I'll post one last photo, taken just now as I was cleaning up my apartment today.

Deo gratias.

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(08-02-2014, 04:31 PM)Clare Brigid Wrote: Update.

I've continued to maintain my 140 pound weight loss.  I've remained at the same weight --  about 188 pounds -- since February 2014, so it's been six months.

It's clear now that my body has reached a new set point, which is the best outcome I could have hoped for.  So I'll post one last photo, taken just now as I was cleaning up my apartment today.

Deo gratias.

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Well done! I'm a fatass myself, I ought to read up on the method you used.  :LOL:
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#36
Wow! That's really splendid. Congratulations.
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#37
(05-29-2014, 06:00 PM)Clare Brigid Wrote: Well, I thought I should add a postscript to this thread.

I have lost 140 pounds since Holy Week 2013.  I was around 330 pounds.  I now weigh 188 pounds.  (I'm 6' 1.5".)  The really good news is that I have been maintaining this weight, give or take several pounds, since February.  Maintenance is the key.  It's clear now that my body has reached its natural weight. 

I monitor my weight to make sure it remains in the upper half of the "healthy weight" range according to the body mass index.  That range is 23.0 - 24.9.  So I remain between 24.0 and 24.9, which for me is 184-191 pounds.  Using a range, rather than a specific weight, is better; it avoids obsession over normal fluctuations in weight.

Again, I strongly recommend the book Intuitive Eating, as well as a diet that focuses on whole, unprocessed foods and those that make up the "paleo diet," but without being rigoristic about it.

So here is a recent photograph.  This is my usual look.  No frills.

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  Congratulations, Claire, that is truly a magnificent achievement.  Thank you for sharing your experience and advice. I too need to change my life time eating habits, which are atrocious.  I now have type 2 diabetes, and must change if I want to live. I just ordered the book from Amazon and will let you know how it works out for me, I weigh 292 pounds, and I am 5'6.  Bless you for being an inspiration. 
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(08-17-2014, 11:08 PM)Catholic-Booklady Wrote: I just ordered the book from Amazon and will let you know how it works out for me, I weigh 292 pounds, and I am 5'6. 

Wonderful, CBL!  I think you will do just great.  Would you please stay in touch with me to share your experiences and any questions you have?  I am more than glad to accompany you.  :)
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