Friday, March 21, 2014
NOW I'm officially at 5 years of maintenance! I've gotten wonderful applause and congrats from the At Goal & Maintaining Plus Transition to Maintenance Team. And, although that title is a mouthful, it is a fantastic team!! Their research says (I'm pretty sure it is based on the National Weight Control Registry) that chance of regain drops to 27% after 5 years of maintenance from 80-95% at the time of goal achievement. And that is great news. Statistically I have a 73% chance of maintaining my weight loss now. However, I know that does not mean I can give up my healthy eating and my activity. I am still just one binge from a 10 pound gain that can mushroom to 40 pounds or more in no time. So I make a commitment to healthy eating every day!!
I have already been celebrating 5 years maintenance since March 9th. March 9, 2009, is when I got back to my Weight Watcher free lifetime. I think the difference between what I reported to the team is the 2 pound leeway WW allows or maybe it is that WW consider a healthy BMI to be 20-25 whereas SparkPeople considers it 18.5-24.9. Whatever the discrepancy, it's okay! I've maintained FIVE full years. WooHoo!!
PS If you didn't read my blog of March 11th, 5 Surprises after 5 Years of Maintenance, I'm twisting your arm to please do. I think it is my best blog this year:
Wishing you success in all areas of your life!! -Marsha