Debbie has gone from a size 14 to a size 6 this year. She lost 60 pounds. Now I know that it can actually be done by someone I personally know, I think I'll have more incentive to stay on my own lifestyle change this year. Most weeks she lost about 2 pounds but a few weeks she didn't lose any weight but was diligent and stayed on her 20 points a day which would be equal to about 1,000 to 1,200 calories a day. Debbie also exercised 3 days a week. When she gets stressed out she now exercises instead of binging like I do.
When she emailed me this family photo I had to enlarge it to tell which one she was. She looked like one of her 3 daughters. She's determined to keep up with her new lifestyle and got rid of all her size 14 clothes. Not having anything to wear might be an incentive to stay on course for me once I lose my weight? I haven't ever gotten rid of the size 14 clothes before - just put them downstairs.
Can you tell which person is Debbie in her family photo that was taken on Christmas Eve? You look fabulous Debbie! Doesn't she have a darling family too? I love you all!
"I started my "lifestyle change" January 7, 2010. I lost about 2 pounds a week pretty steadily except for a couple of weeks where I didn't lose anything. I didn't get discouraged though because there was no end to my lifestyle change; different than a diet when you think you can eat as much as you want after the diet is over. I lost 60 pounds...I know...don't faint...I can't believe I was that fat either. It's embarrassing that I let myself go like that. I actually went from a stuffed size 14 pants to a size 6. I agree with you on the stress..nothing feels better than a good eating binge, but now it has to be exercise instead.
If you go on WikiWeightWatchers.com, you can put in a lot of the foods from home or restaurants and it will tell you the points. I tried for 20 points a day (even though I qualified for many more..haha) and then you get an extra 35 points a week to use how you want, but you can't save them from week to week. Roughly, 50 calories is equal to 1 point. You get 1 extra point a day for exercising. So, really, it is about 1000 calories to 1200 calories a day basically that you can have. I like to be able to eat what I want. I think losing my sweet tooth has been the biggest advantage though. I haven't lost anything since about Thanksgiving, but I haven't gained either. I exercise 3 times a week for 50 minutes on the treadmill. I do kind of miss it when I don't do it...I know, hard to believe..."
(taken from Debbie's emails to me)
Is there anyone else that equals or can beat Debbie's lifestyle change for the year 2010? Do you have someone that really inspired you this year? We can all do it in 2011!!!!!!!!!