Welcome to the WeatherGirls Weight Loss Blog. Permit me to introduce myself. My name is Rainne, and I'll be one of your hostesses.
WEIGHT: 399 lbs.
HEIGHT: 5' 8.5"
SHIRT SIZE: 5X
PANT SIZE: 28 (barely - they're getting very tight)
CURRENT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Almost nil.
CURRENT DIET: Here's the funny part. I barely eat. And that's honestly part of the problem. I never eat breakfast; I usually get a frappucino on the way to school, and I have something for lunch. Then in the evenings, if I eat anything at all, it's usually a snack like chips or something like that.
WEIGHT LOSS HISTORY: I have not been fat all my life. It's hard to tell here, but I was pretty much an average-sized kid. (Also, check out those pegged jeans and the eye-blindingly pristine white Keds, wouldja?)
Two years ago, using the L.A. Weight Loss plan, I actually lost 50 lbs. I was eating the most ridiculous amounts of food, but it was lots of vegetables and proteins, very little starch and almost no fat. Then the company went under (Yes - you read that right - they WENT UNDER. If you see their advertisements, I strongly suggest that you NOT utilize their services, as they've turned into little more than a scam). After I came off the program in my disillusionment over the money lost to that company, I gained every pound back - plus about twenty.
WEIGHT LOSS PLAN: I don't really have a solid plan yet. I know I need diet and exercise, but how to accomplish that is going to be a trial-and-error kind of thing, I think. The university where I'm currently a master's student has a gym/rec center with a weight room and aerobics classes and things, mostly free for students, so I'm signing up for that. I'm also looking into Nutri-System or something similar. If anyone has any experience with their company, I'd love to hear about it.
LONG-TERM GOAL: I have at least 250 lbs to lose.
SHORT-TERM GOAL: For the next two weeks, rather than focusing on my weight as a goal, I am going to focus on changing my eating habits and developing an exercise routine.