Share this on:
 E-mail
51
VIEWS
0
COMMENTS
 
SHARES
About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view INVME's profile
    Posted April 14, 2014 by
    INVME
    Location
    Mobile, Alabama
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments

    Eating my way to being thin

     
    After Retiring from the Military after 20 years of service I found myself gaining weight. Mainly because of my disabilities that won't allow me to do the things I use to do. I can't run anymore or lift weights like I use to without being in pain. It even hurts to sleep and when I do I never sleep for a long time. After I retired from the military I put on about 66 pounds of weight. I was feeling horrible and actually hired a professional trainer to help me at one point in time. I got so big that none of the clothing I had fit me like before. I decided before Thanksgiving 2013 I would make a bigger effort to lose the weight. Every time I went to the gym or tried to I would end up hurting and in pain. I decided to eat my way thin. I heard from a few people that if you just ate all day long you would lose weight. Didn't sound logical so I did a little research. What I discovered is that if you eat small portions throughout the day it cause your body's metabolism to increase and start up again. So, after Thanksgiving I started working on my weight. I had dropped down to 315 lbs. before thanksgiving and I started from there. Today I weigh 275 lbs. and I am steady dropping weight. I would like to get down to a point where I can start working out again. With my disabilities I never thought I would lose weigh again. But as of today I have lost 40 lbs. with a goal of 25 more pound by the middle of July; just in time for my Family Reunion. I watch what I eat now and I don't eat a lot of food with sugar or drink Soda's. I try to drink a gallon of water a day up from one or two glasses a day. The pictures of me in uniform is when I was weighing around 255 lbs. in 2010. The one of me with the reptile I was weiging over 300 lbs in January 2014. I cut the number of calories I consume to 1,800 per day. Starting to feel alive again for the first time in three years.

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.

    Comments

    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story