Maybe? I'm not really sure. I know the body can tend to hold the same weight within a small range even through a lot of minor or temporary fluctuations in what and how much you're eating. Then all of sudden you (or I) might gain ten pounds in a month while doing nothing substantially different than anything you'd done a number of times over the previous couple of years with no effect.
But I also had this idea in my head before I started losing weight that it wouldn't really be something possible for me to hope for, to lose very much. I thought my body would decide that somewhere -- maybe 180 pounds, maybe 170, but surely somewhere north of where I am now -- would be it, and weight loss would just stop. That hasn't happened yet. I've lost only a pound in the last three weeks, but that's a combination of time of month, injury-reduced exercise amounts, and a deliberate effort to eat more in order to slow my weight loss down so close to goal -- if I'd changed nothing I expect I'd still be losing close to two pounds a week. (That one week aside.)
So now I don't really know. I still feel like it's a bit less under our control than some think, but more complicated than jsut to say "your body wants to be a certain weight and there's nothing you can do about it".
Height 5'8 1/2"
GW: Originally 150. Maintaining at about 146 since June 2013.
5K 4/21/11: 31:55
|26 Maintenance Weeks