50lbs…Wow! After reaching my highest weight of 206.0 around 7 years ago, today the scale read 156.0 pounds. Although I have come a long way, I still carry the struggle and sadness of these years with me. Starting at a size 34 pants, I slowly reached a size 36 and then a size 38. When I was close to a size 40, I had never before felt so badly about myself; I finally decided to do something about it. I made exercising a daily part of my life, and I completely stopped eating out at restaurants. I kept this up for a while, and dropped to nearly 160.0 pounds. However, as soon as I deviated slightly from this rigid plan, the weight slowly crept back to 175 pounds.
I knew that I had been on the right track, but that I needed to find a healthier, more balanced way to keep the weight off. 82 days ago my life changed when I started Running Without a Watch. I have since dropped 16 pounds, learned how to eat out at restaurants without going overboard, eliminated the urge to include dessert with every meal, and made exercise an enjoyable and consistent part of my life.
From this experience, I have discovered that anything is possible!