Thank you so much! I know I haven't lost near the weight some have. And I don't fit the mold in another way because I've actually lost more weight this year than "allowed," but my general goal was just to get in my normal BMI range; a low weight wasn't my real goal. My real goal has always been to eat how I would have been willing to eat for the rest of my life and negotiate all eating situations while learning not to binge. I take the body that results in. I've actually been using the same eating plan to accomplish this for over three years so in a certain way, I feel I've maintained for 3 years. I don't worry about it. I don't track, but my appetite has been decreasing, so even though I eat the same number of meals, I eat less and have continued to lose. I didn't intend it, but I'm definitely not undereating. I haven't even been exercising regularly, either. Heresy! I eat well because I just want to. And it makes me feel rather French. Eat discrete meals, enjoy the heck out of my food, and know that I will enjoy the next, and the next, and the next. It feels better to cooperate with my appetite, for the most part, and to eat regular meals. And I save extras for weekends, esp. at social events. It's a great way to live!
I joined this team a long time before I got into my BMI range because I wanted to think of myself as maintaining from the beginning. Had my ups and downs. But the trend is down, and maintenance is a TREND, not an end.
Happy eating to everyone, and thank you!
*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/
*Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
|1,539 Days since: I began the NO S lifestyle