Today is July 14, 2014.

Total weight loss after 12 weeks: 9.7 lbs. (4,4 kg.)

In 12 weeks I went from 183 lbs. (83 kg.) to 173.3 lbs. (78,6 kg.)

If my calculations are correct, then my first 90 day challenge ends next week. Especially the past month I really haven’t been paying much attention on how long I have been taking Skinny Fiber and documenting my progress.

I’m happy to conclude that I lost almost 4 pounds since being back on Guam. The irony is that I generally eat more unhealthy here than in Europe. I drink a lot more soda and enjoy pizza and local food. While in Europe I live on a sugar-free and low fat diet that consists mostly of muesli, fruit and vegetables.

You Are What You Eat

You have probably heard the saying “you are what you eat” before. I personally agree and disagree with this saying because I have experienced that weight loss is not always black or white.

There’s one thing that everyone agrees on: if you eat fat or consume a lot of sugar, there’s a bigger chance that you become fat. But in some (medical) cases even when eating super healthy, weight loss is still a big struggle.

I know what I’m talking about. Ever since I began to struggle with chronique fatigue and had to stop competition sports at the age of 14, my weight kept increasing. I know that many people keep gaining weight while getting older. BUT if it wasn’t for my health issues, I would most probably still have a six-pack and be super fit and healthy.

I will spare you the details, but some doctors even claimed that the fact that I’m no longer doing sports is the reason why I’m chronically fatigued! They just give it a twist so that they don’t need to look for the cause of my symptoms.

No Exercise

It’s very important for me to know that I’m currently losing weight without exercising. I still try to do a little sports every once in a while (like playing tennis once a week), but that’s really insignificant for weight loss. I do what I can so that I don’t end up in a wheelchair any time soon.

If you’re for instance a real couch potatoe, then walking for 1 hour every day 7 days a week will most probably make you lose weight. The only condition is that you of course don’t start to eat more than ever before. If you increase your calorie intake, then it could be that you won’t slim down at all. If you keep consuming the a healthy amount of calories, then your fat will be converted into muscles. (you could gain more weight, but you’ll definitely lose fat and inches and feel better)


Skinny Fiber

At this moment I’m taking my Skinny Fiber around noon (when I wake up) and early in the evening when I feel hungry. Based on the results of the past 2 weeks I can conclude that this has been a very effective strategy for me.

My Thoughts

I lost almost 10 pounds in approximately 84 days. I have never lost so much weight before. One of the main reasons is the fact that I was on my highest weight ever. Because I can’t exercise, I’m almost certain that those 10 pounds were pure fat.

Although I didn’t (don’t) look obese, my BMI was almost 30, which means moderately obese. Seeing that number 30 on the BMI scale really was a wake-up call for me. I’m only 28 years old and the idea alone that I’m moderately obese at that age is terrifying. Test yourself and see what your BMI score is.

Besides my chronique fatigue and muscle pain, I don’t have any other symptoms related to obesity and I would like to keep it that way. Nonetheless, I still enjoy food and don’t deprive myself entirely from sugar, carbs and saturated fats.

The big difference with the past few years is that I’m very cautious when it comes to portion sizes and “feeding times”. I also stopped eating cookies and chocolate at times when I’m not even feeling hungry. I also quit drinking alcohol. I still have a long way to go, but I’ll keep tracking my weight for as long as needed. (which is probably forever)