Wannabe: I've been at goal for most of 39 years, and I don't really worry about gaining because I know exactly how to keep it off. The problem is making sure I say NO to myself when my desires roam off track. I have plenty of tools to help me with that, and I weigh myself every day (daily weighing is recommeded for maintenance but NOT for losing) so I know whether or not I can have a big helping of fruit salad or only a small one.
One of the great advantages to losing weight in a slow and healthy manner is that you learn how to keep it off. If you are "depriving" yourself until you hit your number, it will all come back on and then some. If you use your time losing to learn to love healthier foods, and learning new and creative ways to cook them, you just continue with the same plan, plus a little more. Your scale is your guide not your tyrant.
Rejoice at goal! It is an amazing achievement! And you now know how to keep it. Use us to cheer you on every day!
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.
|2,243 Maintenance Weeks