I joined this wonderful group a little while ago, because I heard many good things about it.
I'm an european member, 47 years old and if you check my ticker you will notice that I'm not nearly at my end goal (hence the word 'illegal' in my intro) yet.
Still, I wanted to join for several reasons:
1. I didn't want to loose track of this group, when I will have reached my goal.
2. Because I truly believe that maintenance is still more important than loosing weight and I want to read about it, so when I reach my goal I will know how maintenance actually works. I want to familiarize myself with it, so that maintenance will feel like a normal and comfortable transition.
The thing that made me decide to embark on my very last weight loss journey, was reading the Hackers diet www.fourmilab.ch
I read it several times and for those unfamiliar with it: it actually has very little to do with how to eat.
For me it is a logical, statistical way of keeping track of your weight, while ignoring the daily scale variants, your 'solids' and the amount of water in your body.
I've been keeping track of my weight diligently, keeping the 'trend' number as my real weight. By staying under the trendline, I know that I've lost weight, regardless of what the scale says.
It felt so logical for me that suddenly I was able to see that I can loose weight and I will be able to manage my weight when I get to the maintenance part.
And because I can modify my calorie intake daily, to speed up or slow down my weight loss a bit and record it daily, I think that it has very much to do with maintaining a healthy weight, namely for the rest of my life keeping track of what I eat and seeing exactly if and when an occasional treat is possible or not.
Already I'm very comfortable with taking notes and printing out my monthly progress and I don't mind that I need to keep doing that for the rest of my life to keep my weight steady.
So, I hope that you will have me on this group to listen and learn from you all
Have a very nice day!
Oh, one last thing: of course we in Europe hear about the Sandy disaster in the States, so I hope everyone is safe over there!
Edited by: BRYNNET at: 11/1/2012 (08:55)
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