A couple years ago, I put off doing a weight loss program because...well, I accepted my weight in a dismal way... so, when I did find spark people, I was overjoyed, ecstatic, etc.
Once I've lost some weight, I got cocky, had too much confidence, and started thinking: "oh, I can eat this bag of chips, or such and such 'bad food', it won't affect me." And it didn't, at first.
I did something like the cabbage soup diet: cabbages with many many veggies and whatever meat/chicken/ protein was on the family table that night. Occasionally, I'd even add a table spoon or two of rice and drink pure, no sugar added, grapefruit juice with extreme exercises mixed in (Insanity, Jillian Michaels, etc).
My overconfidence went over my head, I regained most of what I lost (I was halfway to my goal weight).
Now, I've returned to sparkpeople and I'm watching my portions, adding many more veggies, fruits, and basically eating 'normally' but within my calorie and macronutrient range.
Having said that, my question is this: how do you guys stop yourself from losing control? If you lose track one meal, for example, how do you keep it from turning into one week, then one month, and so on?
One pound at a time: slow and steady won the race!
| Pounds lost: 10.0