Ask Hannah!

Hi, Hannah. I just read your post about your thigh pads. Congratulations on your weight loss!
Can you share how you lost the weight? I imagine I’m a 16/18 (I don’t really have a wardrobe – I’m very much in the closet and DADT after my wife found a matching bra/panty set). I’m currently around 225# and would love to get to at least 200. TBH, I’d like to get back to like 172, but that was nearly 40 years ago!

I lost weight by a few small things, but the biggest change was that I stopped drinking.  I am almost four years sober and I am so happy I stopped.  It wasn’t easy and it’s still not easy but my quality of life is better than ever.  Once I stopped drinking I started to lose weight simply by not drinking wine every night.  I started to sleep better and I had more energy during the day, which made my workouts more effective.  I did (and still do) a lot of cardio so I was burning fat as opposed to building muscle.  


Once COVID hit, I wasn’t able to go to the gym, so I started to run outside.  I hated the idea but after a few days I really started to like it.  I run about five miles almost every day and I even did two half marathons this summer. 


Losing weight is one thing, keeping it off is another.  


Of course, everyone’s body is different and reacts to diet and exercise change differently.  Before you make any decisions please seek out guidance from your doctor.

Love, Hannah

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