A year has come and gone at Sparkpeople. I started with a heavy weight of 73kg and am now close to losing 10kg - 64kg at the moment.
Despite the loss being humble with a good few ups and downs, change of hearts etc - I still feel like a champion.
The best thing was my husband's comment the other day where he said I was doing awfully great sticking to this thing for so long - he said if I had given up at any point I wouldn't look the way I do right now - which is great to hear.
He's finally on board and accepting my weight loss - but more so since I started toning with kettlebells - oh yes, he can see the difference! And he doesn't mind the diminishing of my former self any more.
I'm so glad I didn't cave in completely!
I feel like a champion. I've cracked it.
Most days I'm not even thinking or panicking about what to eat.
I still remember the yo-yo days - 2 weeks of self-sacrificing low carb and then back to eating unhealthy - and rinse and repeat - and it was ruining my physique as I was just not getting the nurtrients I needed.
Besides the stress was killing me - always panicking about the next meal - everyone eating everything and I was saying no and missing out.
Now I can eat anything i want so long as my calorie count adds up.
The best thing?
If I really have to have something indulgent - I can easily make that day a maintenance day. - No loss and no gain - stay the same - then the next day I'm back to weight loss mode and continue on my way.
I love those days where I feel like I can't make the deficit so I just eat the calories I need to maintain for that day. It almost feels like cheating.
But I know I couldn't have done this before because I was eating way too much.
Now that portion sizes are down, without feeling any hungrier as my stomach has adapted, I feel fine eating the right amount - and it's been like this for quite a while.
Thank you sparkpeople!