KILLETTE is a SparkPeople Motivator!
In February of 2005, I tipped the scales at over 270 pounds.
I began a life-changing diet and exercise program and in just 2 and 1/2 years I had dropped roughly 130 pounds. But I still have not reached my ideal weight.
My goal is to get down to 130 pounds and I've been stuck between 140 and 145 for over a year now.
I need a new strategy. That's why I joined.
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism on January 8th, 2009.
My first goal was to get under 200 pounds:
My second goal was to get down to 170:
My final goal is to get down to 130:
I gave up sweets entirely: No pop, candy, cake, cookies, ice cream, syrup, jelly, etc.
I don't eat for at least three hours before I go to sleep.
I only drink skim milk and water.
I eat lots of fruits and veggies.
I only eat when I'm hungry. (Sometimes people think they're hungry when they're really just bored, thirsty, etc.)
Other than that, nothing is off limits.
I find if you make a diet too strict like "No chips, no pizza, no burgers", it just gets to be too much and I could never stick with it.
Sure, I eat those foods a lot less, but I don't deny myself them entirely.
If I really want pizza, I'll have it.
Iíve also added more complex carbohydrates to my diet, such as: 100% whole grain bread, buns, bagels, etc., brown rice and whole wheat pastas.
And I exercise at least 20 minutes a day, 7 days a week on my Gazelle Edge. And then I add in other exercises when I can. I love to swim, jump rope,
My name is Tonya and I'm from Chaska, Minnesota.
I live for horror films, underground music and good books.
| current weight: 145.0