Ya know what...not necessarily! You learned some things last time, didn't you?
You learned what success felt like.
You learned how easily it can be derailed.
Hopefully, you learned some healthy habits that worked for you last time.
You probably learned that a few things didn't work.
You learned how helpful it is to improve other areas of your life along with your waistline.
You most likely learned some recipes, some things that motivate you, who you can count on, and who you can't.
I don't buy that it will be harder this time. It may actually be easier! I can't tell you whether the weight will come off at the same rate three years later...but it WILL come off. The mental part is so much more important than the physical part, and I bet you're miles ahead this time!
By the way, I know some of where you're coming from: I lost 55 pounds in 2011, and was getting close to the top end of a healthy weight range. Then I got pregnant (the prior weight loss probably saved me from gestational diabetes!), kept my weight gain minimal (it was all gone two weeks after the baby was born), and then proceeded to gain 60 pounds the first year after my daughter was born. But when I was ready, I picked up and started again. I started 10 weeks ago, and am down 17 pounds.
Edited by: CMOMMYFLY at: 9/17/2013 (19:15)
| Pounds lost: 30.0