Mission Slimpossible

November 11, 2018 Amiya Amani 22 Comments


The most challenging thing in my life has been losing weight. It has been an ongoing journey for me since I was about 16 years old. I'm 24 years old now and I'm at my heaviest weight. I can't stand it. I don't like it. My dad always tells me that I am naming off something that I can fix which is true but in my mind food is life. I've tried multiple ways of losing weight which have been successful but somehow I always stop after a month of seeing some good results. 


My journey started with me noticing I was gaining the weight when I turned 16. I always loved cupcakes and candy. My dad and I used to always go to the gas station and grab the $0.50 zebra cakes on the shelves early in the morning when I was getting dropped off at school.





When I turned 18 is when the stress of school and life started hitting me. My way to cope was through stress eating. I would eat at all times of the day and I didn't care how much I ate, I just wanted food. By this time, I was around 160 lbs. I was living in Utah at this point.  I was juggling working and college at the same time, eating was my relief. I had a book called "How To Eat To Live" which I started reading. The book talked about fasting, or what people now call "intermittent fasting". It stated how eating one meal a day was good for the body and the benefits of doing "intermittent fasting". It then stated that once your body got used to eating one meal a day, that you should then go into eating one meal every other day.



Now I know some may not agree with this method but there are multiple testimonies with people being successful with this method.





At age 21 I decided to follow this method myself. Except I jumped into eating one meal every other day. I also got myself a membership with Planet Fitness. I began walking on an incline treadmill 
for 1 hour, daily. I was able to exercise during my lunch break because my job was right next door to Planet Fitness. At this point in my life I weighed 195 lbs and was shedding more. 




However, after 1 month, I stopped or rather, I quit. I kept posting on social media about my weight loss and was getting great feedback. 



I thought 2018 was the year that all of my dreams would've come true. This year was the year I gained most of my current weight. I was 225 lbs. I reached the mountain top of my weight gain and I wasn't happy with myself. I had several transitional moves and at the end of the year, I moved back home. I decide to start my weight loss journey again. I began at first eating every other day and I went down to 215 lbs, but decided that I needed to do it the way I felt was appropriate.




   
                                 
 This journey so far has been a struggle for me because after I lost all the weight I gained it right back, As of today 11/11/2018. I AM 220 LBS and still losing. I've decided in September that I wanted to become a pescatarian (one whose diet includes fish but no other meat)










I decided that eating every other day is beneficial for me and that's when I lose my most weight. Eating every other day does not mean that I will not be eating at all. It means that on my ON days, I will be eating solid foods and on my OFF days, I will be consuming only liquids (shakes, lots of water, coffee and veggie broths). It may be dieting, but while I am attempting to follow a healthy lifestyle, I want to get a running start. 


I cannot wait for you all to follow me on this journey. I believe that bringing people on this journey with me will motivate me to keep pushing. We will go through all the ups and downs of losing weight. I'll even do videos on our Youtube to show you where I am until I get to my goal weight of 150 lbs. Who doesn't like to go on a good journey?








Thank you for taking the time out to read this and for those that want to go on this journey with me drop comments below. I would love to hear from you all. 





"There's nothing I want more in this world
Than somebody who loves me naked
Someone who never asks for love
But knows how to take it
Are you that somebody
Who sees a wall and breaks it
Are you ready to fight just to see what's lost behind my flaws
Can you love me naked?"
Lyrics by Ella Mai Naked










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22 comments:

  1. This took a lot of courage to share..life has so many obstacles...Im with you all the way. I want to be an advanced yogi and it seems so hard. I had to realize it may take years..but Your so motivating. We can do this!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for the support! It sure does. I've been watching your instagram it's so inspiring to watch. I'll be with you through your whole journey.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing. I had fitness engrained on my mind as a kid but still need to be mindful of eating light and exercising daily.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading. Your support means a lot. I definitely understand your struggle.

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  3. Thank you for sharing you journey. It is hard to fight for your body the way you want it to be. To stop stress eating, to find a proper meal plan and make sport a part of your life, not a struggle.
    You are beautiful and I admire you.

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    1. Thank you so much. You are gorgeous yourself and it definitely is very hard! Thank you for commenting!

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  4. You are a beautiful and inspiring woman! I really appreciate you sharing your journey, and I look forward to following.

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    1. Thank you so much Alexandra. Thank you for coming on this journey with me!

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  5. you are a beautiful woman and brave for sharing your journey. wishing you all the best and looking forward to traveling with you!

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  6. That is my favorite song by Ella Mai. I love that you chose to conquer your obstacles and continue to share your journey.

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    1. It just became my favorite Daphne. Thank you so much!

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  7. Girl you are absolutely beautiful! This took courage to share and is so inspiring! Wishing you all the best in your journey :)

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  8. What an inspirational post girl! And good luck with your weight loss journey! Your post will be an inspiration to so many people!

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  9. I am the heaviest I have been and struggling to lose weight, good luck with your weight loss journey

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    1. Just try whatever make you comfortable. Thank you Kara. Pretty name btw!

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  10. thank you so so much for sharing your journey i go up and down weight wise and i can see myself trying to lose it all after Christmas

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    1. That's awesome! Good luck on your journey. Thank you for sharing!

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  11. You're amazing for sharing your journey with us. I have found motivation in your post and need to keep in mind that exercising daily is a good thing.

    Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

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  12. Interesting concept (the fasting). Thank you for this article! I’m starting to gain weight myself. I’m going to have to make a lifestyle/ lifelong change. I will look into the intermittent fasting.

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