Hi, I'm new to this board and am hoping it will make the difference in my ultimate success on this diet
I'm 60 years old and have probably gained and lost about 300 pounds over the last 40 years ...i.e. gain 20, lose 25, gain 30, lose 15. gain 10, lose 30 etc you get the idea.
While I'm a pretty disciplined and successful dieter, i never seem to get quite to my goal and always start regaining weight before ever getting to the 'maintenence phase.
Two years ago (April 2011) I was 206. I wanted to get to 170. By July I had made it to 178 (for a couple days) and then I just lost it. Over the next 16 month I just kept putting the weight on until this Thnaksgiving when I was up to 209. I have gained 30 pounds in just 16 months,
I started again the Monday after Thanksgiving and have lost 17 lbs since, although only 2 the entire month on January.
I really think to key for me is really revving up the physical activity each day. I'm retired, so I have lots of free time for exercise, I just discovered Spin classes at my gym and am trying to go at least three or four times a week.
Be happy to hear from others who have had similar histories (and hopefully final success)
| current weight: 180.0