In fact I am only 3/4 of the woman I was in January having lost 26.5% of my body weight and reached my target weight of 130 lbs which I have achieved in exactly 6 months and three weeks before my 65th birthday. I have lost weight every week bar one over 26 weeks - although it has varied from as little as 0.4 lbs to 4.3 lbs.
So here are the stats:
1st Jan 2017 Today
Weight 175.8 lbs 129.2 lbs (Total lost 46.6 lbs / 26.5%)
BMI 29.1 21.8
Body Fat 41.4% 30.3%
Visceral Fat 10% 6%
Waist 38.5" 29.5"
Dress Size 16 12
Very pleased but also very conscious that it could all pile back on so easily. My plan is to continue to weigh myself weekly and keep within a range of + or - 2lbs of target. My BMR is 1300 and so I will try a maintenance calorie intake of 1800 and see if this works. To have at least one hours physical activity a day, mainly walking but with at least 2 thirty minute runs a week. To always eat breakfast and continue to eat a balanced healthy diet with minimal sugar and alcohol intake moderated.
The things that have really helped. 1. This community, 2. Reading Overcoming Weight Problems, 3. Counting my calories and 4. My Fitbit.
I know that many of you have had and are having a much greater struggle than I have but by being motivated and focused on healthy weight loss it is possible to achieve your dreams. Don't take my word for it, look at the National Weight Loss Registry web site. I wish you all success on your journey. Daisy1925