(Cherish - mare_serinitatis)
I will have been on CALP for 5 years
this fall. When I started, I was 235, struggling with fibromyalgia
pretty sure I was becoming diabetic. (I didn't have health
insurance and didn't see a doctor, but in retrospect, it
seems pretty obvious.) Within 12 mos., I lost 90 pounds...I
suppose I averaged about 1 3/4 pounds per week. The best
part is that within a year of losing all the weight, my
fibromyalgia was *gone*. (You don't know how many doctors
have told me that they've never met someone who has had
it go away.) Because of all of this, I decided to go back
to school (I didn't feel physically able to before losing
the weight), and am now working on a masters degree.
I'm about 165 right now. At one point, I'd gotten down
to 145, but I had a bout with some meds that pushed me
up to 180 last year. I really would like to get to 130-140ish
range, which is why I came back here. However, my favorite
thing about this WOE is that I really enjoy not having
to buy clothes at the 'large womens' store.
Stick with it! I don't think I could ever give this up because
I feel so much better than I used to...I wouldn't ever want
to go back to feeling that sick and miserable.