It’s my first post, so I think I should explain a little bit about myself.
My name is Laina. I am 37 years old, and I stand 5’11” tall. In 1998 I weighed almost 400 pounds. By 2003 I had lost enough weight through diet and exercise alone to make a whole new person – over 200 pounds. I have maintained my new healthier weight ever since.
I often hear people complain that losing weight is one thing, but keeping it off is entirely another, and probably impossible.
I’m here to tell you it is not impossible, it just requires mindfulness and prioritization, every single day. Here, in my new blog, I intend to post what I did TODAY to keep off those 200 lbs. My hope is that by seeing what it takes – the big decisions and the little choices that get made every day by a weight management expert will help people who are just starting out, bored with their current efforts, or just need a little spark of inspiration to keep on that healthy weight path.
I’ve now been at this effort for 8 years, so I have a LOT of tips and tricks to share!
So, what did I do today to keep off 200 lbs?
I brought a packed lunch to work with me that meets my caloric needs for the day. I brought my gym bag, and I have a 4.5 mile run planned for 5pm today. And I started a blog to keep me mindful every day that, big or small, the choices I make support my healthy weight.
I’m looking forward to sharing my tips and tricks, but also weight management philosophy and mindset that have gotten me to where I am today.
Up next: Pictures – before and after and in between. Coming at you later today, most likely.
In the meantime, though, tell me, what did you do today to support a healthy weight?