I don’t know what my actual starting weight was. Somewhere around 195 pounds, probably, though it could have been more. I just remember seeing that number on the scale—and then not wanting to look again.Growing up, I was always just an average weight. Sure, I had gained a little weight in college from stress, but nothing dramatic. But then I found myself in a toxic relationship—I was often depressed and resorted to eating my feelings. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below I also did a lot of binge eating when I wasn't feeling happy with my life or myself (I only have a few "before" photos from this time because I rarely let anyone take pictures of me). I grabbed anything tasty to make me feel better: ice cream, pizza, candy—and to be honest, I have no idea how much I was actually eating. Getting out of my toxic relationship was a turning point for me. For the first time in a while, I started feeling happy with myself and my life—and I was able to lose … [Read more...] about ‘The Keto Diet Helped Me Lose 60 Pounds’
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Updated 12:28 pm, Friday, June 22, 2018 Photo: AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Oleg Sentsov gestures as the verdict is delivered, as he stands behind bars at a court in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. A state news agency is quoting a Russian human rights official as saying that jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is in satisfactory condition despite a month-long hunger strike, it was reported on Thursday, June 21, 2018. less FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Oleg Sentsov gestures as the verdict is delivered, as he stands behind bars at a court in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. A state news agency is quoting a Russian human ... more Photo: AP Jailed filmmaker in Russia loses 44 pounds on hunger strike 1 / 1 Back to Gallery MOSCOW (AP) — A lawyer … [Read more...] about Jailed filmmaker in Russia loses 44 pounds on hunger strike
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 04/18/2018 02:05 pm ET Robbie RomuGuest Writer I’ve always been fat. Or, more precisely, I’ve always identified as fat. I was a big kid, larger than most of the kids in my classes for certain, but not what someone would call severely overweight. I was tall for my age and “husky,” and that made me different. Different was not good. To make matters more complicated, I was also gay and that was truly the worst possible kind of “different” I could be. I spent my entire childhood hiding who I was for fear of being found out ― for fear for my life. I grew up in Canada’s Northern Ontario region, in a small town full of ignorant people. Being gay was a dangerous proposition. Eventually, the weight became part of my armor, a shield that I used to keep people at a distance and to keep myself safe. In my late teens and early 20’s, once I had escaped my small town and began the long process of embracing my … [Read more...] about I Thought Losing 70 Pounds Would Bring Me Joy. I Was Wrong.
S.A. woman loses 90 pounds and now leads free fitness class By Richard A. Marini July 12, 2017 Updated: July 12, 2017 12:01pm Photo: Courtesy Photo Image 1of/13 CaptionClose Image 1 of 13 Helen Costa-Giles is seen with her two sons after she lost 90 pounds and got in shape as the leader of a thrice-weekly boot camp that starts at 4 a.m. Helen Costa-Giles is seen with her two sons after she lost 90 pounds and got in shape as the leader of a thrice-weekly boot camp that starts at 4 a.m. Photo: Courtesy Photo Image 2 of 13 Helen Costa-Giles is seen with her two sons in late 2013, before she began her fitness journey that today finds her 90 pounds lighter, leader of a thrice-weekly boot camp that starts at 4 a.m., and an online exercise guru with an audience that stretches from San Antonio to Japan and Qatar as well as the rest of the … [Read more...] about S.A. woman loses 90 pounds and now leads free fitness class
After suffering a heart attack on February 25, actor/filmmaker/podcaster Kevin Smith decided to get serious about weight loss. Some people go plant-based to try to get healthier, but Smith took it one step further: he went potato-based.For two weeks, Smith ate an all-potato diet. Mashed, boiled, or steamed - didn't matter, so long it was 100 percent potato.Smith got the idea from a book called "Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales," wherein magician Penn Jillette revealed how he lost weight with a diet that's received more than a little criticism from health professionals.The plan, called the "mono diet," involves choosing one food to eat and eating only that food for a period of two weeks. Jillette chose potatoes "because they're funny," he wrote on Grub Street. "Could have been corn, could have been beans, but I didn't want a lot of fart jokes." Once the two weeks were over, he introduced salads (without fruits or nuts) and vegetable soups alongside … [Read more...] about Kevin Smith loses 20 pounds on all-potato diet