Instead of making a new thread every month I am going to consolidate my monthly maintenance reports into this thread.
I've now been maintaining my goal weight for 5 months.Starting Weight:
223.8 lbsGoal Weight:
178 lbsGoal: Maintain this weight loss for 1 year
2008 January 19th: 177.89 lbs
2008 February 19th: 176.09 lbs
2008 March 19th: 176.82 lbs
2008 April 19th 175.63 lbs
2008 May 19th 179.22 lbs
2008 June 19th 177.61 lbs
I'm a 5 11 man. I've been a vegetarian for 28 years. I've been a vegan for the last 13 years. I consider myself to have a "slow metabolism" or as I prefer an "energy efficient high survival value metabolism". I lost the weight eating a whole foods, low fat, high fiber, predominantly cooked vegan diet in conjunction with using The Hacker's Diet
I did not avoid any foods on my new regime. I lost the weight at a rate of about a pound a week over the course of a year while exercising. I have very little loose skin. Mostly it came down to eating the same meals I was eating and avoiding snacking of all kinds.