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Oh, no. I saw a 290 on the scale today.

Friday, August 23, 2013

I'm realizing I've been falsely reassuring myself ever since I lost 55 lbs, switched eating plans, and have been gradually putting on weight. For over ten years, I maintained my weight between 295 and 305, no matter what I would do. Then, I met with some success, and took off 55 lbs through diet and exercise. Now, I can see that the gain is not stopping, and if I can't do something about it , I will be very soon up to those old numbers. I am uncomfortably close. I have started a new exercise plan this week, after months of being virtually without one. I can only hope...Glenn
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  • SKATER787
    Seems to me the weight loss/gain cycle is like the momentum in a basketball game. The momentum can last for days/weeks/months or even years. Then the momentum shifts once it has run its course and the weight goes the other way. Depending on who you talk to and at what stage of the cycle they are in, that's what you're going to hear. Just a thought.
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    1541 days ago
    Exercise for exercise. If you do it for any other reason, you will or could come to hate it, dread it and quit it. Just exercise because it feels good. Everything else will fall into place as it is supposed to. I wish you the very best! emoticon
    1545 days ago
    Condolences WEARINGTHIN!

    This is the basic reason that CI/CO-and exercise diets fail. It's a typical result, according to most medical research. The only way to break that cycle, as others have mentioned here, is to make your nutritional plan your new and permanent lifestyle. This is one of the reasons that things like low/restricted-carb, Paleo/Primal, etc, lifestyles do tend to "work." Not only do they produce the desired weight loss and health benefits, but by the time you achieve your goals, you've turned your approach to food around and don't have the desire to return to old habits. Naturally, ANY plan can fail. But the ones who seem to succeed and maintain are the ones who never look back.

    Good for you to be aware enough to notice and start thinking ahead. You did it before - you can get back to where you want to be. I second the recommendation to keep Tracking diligently. That will keep your focus on your daily intake, rather than waiting for it to show up on the scale!

    Best of luck. You can do it. emoticon
    1546 days ago
    You realize you've been heading the wrong direction, that's the first step. You can get back on the right path. You are strong! You've done it before, you can do it again!
    1546 days ago
    Remember that weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. You can't out-exercise a bad diet.
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  • POPSY190
    Weight gain is so insidious. I'm back up to a weight I swore I'd never reach again and am struggling to get back on the "right" track. But I know I can do it, having done it before, and so can you. I find the 5% challenges good for keeping me in check and making me at least think about what I am eating every day. I hope you can find the motivation to stop the kilo-creep!
    1547 days ago
    I was going to suggest trying one of the Sparkpeople challenges. The details are already planned out, so following the challenge can be a no brainer. There are also eating/cooking challenges if you are interested. Might jump start you on getting back to your goal weight.

    Good luck!
    1547 days ago
    Hey Glenn, the exercise is important, but make sure you really track your food intake. That is so important, because unless you are a marathon runner or similar, you have to manage the calories. I know this from experience!

    1547 days ago
    Many of us need to commit to a lifestyle change, and not a diet plan. I have and it's where I want to be. Many think it's too drastic to eliminate things from my eating such as sugars, flours, pastas All man made food (processed and refined) But I look at it this way, how I eat now is what is good for me. "Back to nature plan" is what I call it. I just eat right and sensibly. I am not a vegetarian, or Vegan, or pescatarian or whatever title they give it. I just eat to live, not live to eat.
    None of us have to follow any written garble that are in books and magazines. We just need to eat right, and get good healthy exercise everyday. It's working for me, and only because I quit all that. Once sugar and junk foods and fried foods and an over abundance of breads, pastas went away, I have truly found my niche.
    I see the Dr. in 1 month, for my second weigh in since I began this journey almost 6 months ago. And I can say to this day, I have no cravings, and I have never cheated, OK I had a little more chicken once! lol But I was still way within my nutritional guidelines. Hang in it will suddenly register what is best for you. It took me awhile to finally see the light. emoticon MJ
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    Comment edited on: 8/23/2013 8:24:42 AM
    It's funny how things sneak up on us like that. Being aware is the first step. Now you've got a plan and you can do it. Good luck!
    1548 days ago
    You're in the right place for help reaching your goal - utilize all of SparkPeople's wonderful articles and videos, plus all of the great people on this site for help!

    Make one small change at a time and give it at least 3-4 weeks to become a habit before you make your next change - one day at a time, one step at a time...

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    1548 days ago
    Believe you can do it and do what is required to achieve it.....

    You so can turn this around......I am reading the 17 day Diet at present...just started it however i am finding it very motivating....
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  • YMWONG22
    Believe in yourself and commit to the plan you make. You will see results in good time.
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    1548 days ago

    You can do more than hope. Pick 2 things to begin with . 2 babysteps to work on. Maybe walking 15 minutes every day and eating 5 freggies each day. Get those 2 solid and then add 1 more. SMall steps will take you where you want to go. Don't go for the giant overhaul. It always ends in a bust. Ask for help. I am always here. Right beside you,

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