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On a weight loss journey

I used to go to the gym regularly – almost 2-3 times per week. I would wake up around 4.45 AM to get ready for the gym, and then spend 30-45 minutes circuit training. I never looked forward to it, but I knew I needed to do it to keep up with my eating. After a very cold and long winter, I gave up on the gym. I just couldn’t motivate myself to wake up that early to go to the gym anymore. And, then came on the weight Now, I had to figure out to lose two years worth of inactivity.

I knew I hated working out and dieting, so I needed to find another way. In April, after years of price-watching Fitbit on my Amazon Wish List, I finally bit the bullet and bought a Fitbit One. Because Fitbit’s food database wasn’t very big, I signed up for MyFitnessPal, too, and synced it with my Fitbit. I knew that it would eventually become a lifestyle change, so I started out slowly. I started out with a weight loss goal of 0.5 lbs per week and a goal to lose 15 lbs.

Four months later, Fitbit surprised me with the following badge:

Whoa! Weight goal achieved!

I passed my initial hurdle of 15 lbs! It was so exhilarating seeing that email and knowing how much work that I’ve put into it. I knew it was going to be hard because I hated going to the gym and all of my exercise would come from walking. But I did it!

I’m unsure how much more weight I still need to lose, so I’m setting another goal of 10 lbs. Hopefully I’ll be able to meet that goal faster!