I have a question, if you lost some weight, say 4 months ago....took time off...and now are back on the saddle again, do you count that weight you lost?? Or do you start over?
What if you slacked off for just 2 weeks?? Would you count that weight lost in your number?
What about 2 years ago? 5 years ago?
Do you go to your highest weight and say, well, I've lost "xx" and I still need to lose "xx" no matter how many interruptions your weight loss attempts had? What if you're asked how long it took you?? oh, 10 years off and on to lose 60lbs?? lol
I'm wondering what the cut off time is for one to be able to clump total pounds lost into one number, or if it has to be divided...as in: "I lost this much at this time and then another this much at the that time, for a total of viola!"
What do you do??
Here's why I am asking, in 2004 I weighed 217lbs. Last week I weighed in at 182lbs. So, technically I've lost 35 lbs right??? But with the exception for a few years where I sailed through with awesome maintenance it's been a constant up and down...this year I started up again and lost 20 lbs...and then gained some back. So, I smacked myself in the face and started over...yet again (4 months later)...and plan to lose another 30lbs....
I want credit for the weight I lost though!!!! I want to be able to have pride in what I've accomplished even if it wasn't all lumped together in one nice and neat time span package.
Can I at least say, oh yeah, well I've lost 20 lbs already, 30 more to go????
Don't stop when you're tired...stop when you're done!
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