Sorry that I'm jumping in late but for the first time in... well, forever, I feel that I'm finally in control of my weight. In 2016, I hit my ultimate low point - or high (weight) - clocking in at 196lbs. I was dealing with a serious 'women's issue' that eventually led to me undergoing a total hysterectomy in December 2016 at the age of 39 years. With that issue finally out of the way, I started concentrating on improving my health, as I have been overweight my entire life. I had developed high blood pressure, felt low in energy, wasn't happy in my job, felt crabby etc...
While trying the standard "eat less, exercise more", I stumbled across an online Intermittent Fasting community build around Gin Stephens, author of "Delay, Don't deny". I read the book, joined the community and started Intermittent Fasting. I know that many people think it is crazy and that IF is basically a fancy synonym for eating disorder so I don't really talk about IF-ing unless people ask because it has been and continues to be very effective for me. I'm 5'2", my starting weight before IF on January 1, 2019 was 186lbs and now I'm at about 153lbs this morning. For me it is a sustainable way and still allows me the freedom to enjoy food, all the food!
Looking forward to seeing everyone's progress!
Be kind. Be calm. Be safe. - Dr. Bonnie Henry 🇨🇦