Not much to the story other than I saw the scales tipping up into the 170 range and at 5 foot barely an inch, that was not good. I felt like my clothes were either too tight or just a cover-up of the pounds I was trying to hide. I had not been up this high in weight since being pregnant with my children. I knew it would be just a matter of time until I started having health problems and that something needed to be done. I decided to do something about it and started walking to work 3 times a week which is .75 miles each way, eating a low carb (when I could) diet and cutting out sugar almost completely.
There were a ton of salads and protein involved but the end result was worth it. It took me about 6 - 8 months to lose 40 pounds - I went from a size 12 - 14 to a size 6 - 8 (8's are actually big) and even though I have gained 5 pounds, people continue to tell me that I look like I've lost more weight. That's more like it! I tell people it must be moving to the right places because I am not losing at the moment. I am currently at 135 and know if I put my mind to it, I can lose those last 15 pounds.