Monday, April 26, 2010
I posted a message in the Spark café several days ago and I have still not gotten one single response. My post went like this. "Looking for a maintenance buddy." Now I understand that most Sparkpeople members are in the losing stage but there have got to be some who are trying to learn how to sustain their weight loss. On my own I have begun to do research on just how to go about it. If you think that losing the weight is hard. Just try and Keep it off. Most people are not prepared for that stage. That's where the life style change really comes into play. You can't let your guard down. All of those habits that got you fat are still hanging around. In my research I came across a wonderful book, Refuse To Regain, 12 Tough Rules to Maintain the Body You've Earned, by Barbara Berkeley. It talks about how hard it is on your body to have visceral fat around your internal organs and how high blood pressure and the role insulin plays normally and what exactly happens in the case of diabetes. Let me put it this way, you don't want to go back to having those kind of health issues. Struggling with excess weight is a life long battle, that it is worth every minute of it. So besides looking better, feeling better and having less physical limitations are not justthe only things that should motivate me to maintain.