so…this happened. 5’6.5
this picture is, believe it or not, to scale - you can see that my phone is the same size in both pictures, as are my hand and wrist.
the difference is a little more than 50 pounds, and i’ve achieved this through an extremely strict low carb low sugar diet - 80% protein (if it didn’t swim, walk, or fly at one point, i won’t eat it. it’s like the opposite of vegetarianism. i’ll have at most 3 tablespoons of dairy a day). and my carb intake i restricted to 10-20 grams a day because you can’t avoid them completely, and i also have 2 cups of vegetables every day to prevent kidney stones and such. i don’t count the carbs in those. i used to have fruit additionally, but i want to lose weight faster these days and my body is sensitive to sugar so i’ve taken it out. i don’t count calories, however i do have a food journal. i only count carbs and sugar.
i suffer from PCOS and insulin resistance (once i reach my goal weight, my endocrinologist says i won’t have these anymore), so this diet has worked wonders, because women with these syndromes usually have a big belly and dark patches and getting rid of it is so hard and i’m working slowly but surely!!!
my activity has only been walking in the city and taking as many stairs as possible - i REFUSE to use an escalator or elevator! they’re for wimps ;) no matter how tired i get, every single day, i get less tired and out of breath and it feels great!!! i’m on a language immersion trip, so heading to the gym has been pretty hard so i take the long way to school to walk a lot and i do body weight exercises occasionally on the floor of my room.
feel free to ask me any questions (please check my FAQ first though). i’ve been there and i know how hard it is and i’d love to help in any way possible :)