This is an old post from when I was about halfway through my weight loss in 2012. Love the before and “progress” pictures.
I had breast cancer four years ago. Although I have spent a career as a naval officer, my weight had crept up just prior to my diagnosis and the steroids given to me with my chemotherapy caused me to balloon an additional forty pounds. I spent the next three and a half years trying to figure out how to lose my excess weight as painlessly as possible. I tried various things, but never stuck with anything for long. I was beginning to wonder whether I could become a candidate for bariatric surgery and just give up trying to control my weight by way of diet and exercise.
I eventually remembered that I had previously lost fifty pounds via portion control (about fifteen years ago) and had actually kept it off successfully for around a year and a half, until I slid back into sloppy old habits of consuming large portions…
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