Saturday, October 19, 2013
The past several days I have spent a good deal of time just re-acquainting myself with the SP website, nutrition and fitness trackers and most of the other features that I have never even looked at over the past few years that I have been registered on this website. Yes, you read that correct. It's pretty pathetic that someone would register for a site like this and then rarely if ever visit and use it. Well, I'm a prime example. But, hold it. I'm allowed a few setbacks right? I'm back again, ready to get on the wagon and take off with those that will help me cling to the tailgate!!
Like many people, I've been a YoYo dieter/fitness freak. As with everything else in my life, I'm either full speed ahead or nothing and weight loss is the same way. One year I'm working out like a fool and losing 100lbs and the next I've got bored with it and gain it all back. I'm now 53 year old, but after my 45th birthday it became increasingly hard to keep the weight off without really crimping my social life or my eating habits, and since then (2005) I have had three periods of time or phases where I lost significant amounts of weight (anywhere 60-90lbs each time) and then after reaching goal, slipped back into old habits and gained it all back again.
I have stated elsewhere on my profile or posts that I currently am the heaviest and most out of shape I have ever been in my life, but now bound and determined to lose over 100 lbs and keep it off forever.
Now that it's quite clear that my failure issue is not so much losing it, but maintaining it, I need to really focus my attentions at the point when I reach or am nearing my goal weight. Really work hard to stay motivated and not get lazy just because I'm now feeling good and looking good.
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