10lbs is not going to come off in a week. Even if the scale says that you are 10lbs lighter, it won't be true weight loss and would pop right back. And since you know that the measures that you are taking are extreme, you also know that what you are doing is not good for you mentally, nor physically - and there are all sorts of reasons why this extreme approach has not led to scale movement.
One, most people, even the closest people to me, never really noticed just 10lbs of weight loss, so unless you are very short, the likelihood that your family will realize that you gained is slim. If any one says anything, I would just say that "I'm about the same" because in the grand scheme of things, you are. You are still further ahead than when you started, if your ticker is accurate. Plus, it doesn't seem like you've seen them for a year. Your anxiety about it is almost guaranteed to be for naught.
Two, I have a very critical close family member, and she'll find something to make a cutting remark about no matter what. If that is your situation, let it go. The only thing you can control is your own thoughts and actions. That person or people will find something to criticize that will be hurtful or potentially hurtful no matter what you do.
Three, I had about 6 months where I did not lose very much if any at all and was up and down a little here and there. At some point about 6 months ago, I had to take a look at myself and ask, "Why am I doing this? Where do I want to be?" I had to find my reasons again, and then I had to take a hard look at my behavior. Too many untracked licks here and there, too many untracked "cheat" days, too much complacency in my workouts. I recommitted to tracking and mixed up my workouts. I started ST more seriously (which I think was really key) and now I'm 1lb from goal. It wasn't fast, but it has happened.
Be proud of what you have accomplished and have managed to keep off for a year. Then figure out what you want to do from here.
Edited by: JAMIRBLAZE at: 11/20/2013 (09:56)
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