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I have to agree with everyone about the fact that there are no quick fixes. You can't view this as a diet. Even when you reach your goal, you still have to keep doing what you have been doing. You can't go back to old habits so it's important to pick a healthy way of life that you will be able to live with the rest of your life. It took me a wake up call to get serious about weightloss and I'm happy to say, I've lost around 140 lbs and have managed to keep it off for almost 2 yrs now. I weigh myself everyday just so I know where I'm at. I eat healthy 90% of the time, but I do allow myself cheat foods. Sometimes too many and that's where weighing myself comes into play. You have to be able to tell yourself no when reaching for food you do not need. I eat out of boredom and I talk to myself constantly. You can do this! It takes a bit, but once you form this habit, it is really hard to brake.
Congrats on your progress thus far! Slow and steady wins the race, I promise... at least in healthy living! ;)
Too many people approach weight loss from the perspective of quick fixes - hence diets, surgeries and the likes. But real success comes from incorporating healthy choices into your life, creating a healthy lifestyle. Pick one thing. Incorporate that. When it is habit, pick another... and so on. Don't beat yourself up if you stumble - just make a better choice next time.
When you are ready to accept nothing less than success, you will in fact succeed.
I have been maintaining an 80lb loss for over 4 years, 20 lbs more than my original goal.
You've got this!
On no account brood over your wrongdoing.
Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.
~ Aldous Huxley
~~I shed 56.8 lbs in 2008, and 20.6 in 2009!!! Happily maintaining!!!~~
My ticker represents my Maintenance range!!!
(Reset July10, 2009)
In spite of what the doctors sell you, the lap band is not a magic cure for obesity. You still have to alter your eating. And permanently.
But you know that.
You really need to make some new habits and make them lifetime habit. It will save your life. I say this from experience. I lost 100 pounds (18 months) and stayed with my new habits. I did regain 20 pounds, but I have been there for about two years. So call that bounce back, but maintaining.
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi
Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon, Dublin, Ireland, 8/5/2013
Hello. I am a 38 year old mother of two. I have been struggling with my weight since age 19.
I have been on every diet including lap band surgery. I have never been consistent or successful at weight loss despite having surgery. I have never exercised and watched my caloric intake for more than 3 months. Last year I reached my highest weight of 294 and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I have decided that I won't be defeated by obesity and the diseases that come along with it. My weight loss has been slow, only lost 20 pounds since February, but I have other off scale successes such as lower blood sugars and increased energy.
With the help of spark people....I am determined to get it right this time!
I can do All Things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.