The roller coaster ride of weight loss can be deflating. What worked well for me.... make small permanent changes over time and the weight should stay off because of the change in lifestyle. This strategy took me longer to lose than a "diet" it but it is less painful and more permanent. I have been well below my original goal weight for 4 years.
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Pounds lost: 3.7
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Welcome back! One thing I like to say for you, and also for a reminder for myself, is that this is your life. We're not a on diet here. Diets are temporary. We're working on a lifestyle change to last our whole lives. You can do it!
Hey everyone! I am not new to SparksPeople but I think I'm finally ready to be serious about weight loss again since I fell off track last June-July-ish. I've lost then gained then lost then gained then lost then gained a LOT of weight (around 30 that's actually stayed off) over the past 2 years and I just want to get serious and finish these last lbs. I gained 10 lbs back in the past 5-6 months and I'm not too happy about it. I started the year off great and had lost 25 lbs in about 5 months with only 15 lbs to lose and now I'm back to 25 lbs to lose. Here's to losing 25 more lbs in 5-6 more months.
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