“A Pound of Fat…Gone—No Liposuction Necessary!” Weight Loss Diary

1 pound of fat is 3,500 caloriesLost a pound baby!  Down 4 total from my new initiative with My Fitness Pal. I had that infuriating blip of going up 3 pounds in one week. Today I am 204 pounds. My lowest with my continual effort was 203. I put 7 pounds back on last fall/winter and it has taken me this long to get it back off! But now I am ONLY 1 pound away from my lowest and ONLY 5 pounds away from being UNDER 200 for the first time in 8 years.

And I will get there.  I WILL!

I am on 1,400 calories a day to lose 1½ pounds a week. My sister, a personal trainer, says that is too low, not enough calories. Today I just found out that I will have access to a nutritionist to help me succeed! I can’t believe the good fortune of that! I can’t wait to see what suggestions she has for me!

I find it a little difficult, even at 42 years old, to take advice from my older sister.  My older, fit, trim, in shape sister.

Melissa JulianoAbout Melissa Juliano
Melissa describes herself as "a work in progress". She's a 42-year-old mother of "2 smart and beautiful girls and married to [her] perfect partner". She practices medicine as a physician assistant in internal medicine/hospitalist medicine. She lives in a rural area of Pennsylvania. You can write to Melissa to help cheer her on and/or offer her advice and tips that worked for you at melissa@valerielatona.com.