I do weightwatchers so I can live on the plan... I do have my cheat days but I'm right back on the right path the very next morning... I have actually done that through out my weight loss journey every 3 or 4 months I'll give myself a day of what ever I want and I still stayed consistent with what I lost every week, never hit a plateau so that was a good thing for me.... I only weigh myself once a week, because of the fluctuations of weight I didn't want to think I wasn't doing something right
You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.
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More relaxed style because I like a variety of foods and drinks, but have to not feel limited. A lifestyle change to me means adjusting calories and balancing my likes with healthier choices- rigidity doesn't fit my lifestyle.
Since I choose to EAT right and DRINK right, I suppose you could say I LIVE right!
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I weigh every day, too. It helps keep me accountable, but as long as I am within my 5 pound range, I don't worry about it.
My main problem recently is that while I may be staying within my calorie range (albeit the higher end), I find I've been eating less healthy foods. I need to stay within my range while focusing on better foods and less sugar.
Thanks so much for your response. On this end I would say that I eat within my calorie limits and consume healthier options about 85-90 percent of the time. But then there are times (a snack here or a less than healthy meal there) when I'll indulge. For instance, today I ate a fudge brownie, which was almost 500 calories by itself. But everything else I ate today was healthy and I managed to still eat to maintain my weight.
When I go on conferences for work (which is often) it gets a little tricky. I try to just make sure I burn 400-500 cals during my workouts, eat lower calorie breakfasts and lunches and then splurge a bit on dinner and drinks. then when I return home, I spend the first week back eating fewer cals. Usually within less than a week i'm back on track weight wise.
I also keep a 5-pound weight range and weigh myself daily so that weight gain can't sneak up on me.
I'm still trying to figure it out! When I first hit my goal weight, I stayed on the same diet and continued to lose weight. After I lost an additional 5 pounds, I became more relaxed. Then the holidays hit and I became WAY too relaxed and gained about 10 pounds. I went back to the lose-weight-diet and lost those 10 pounds. But since then, I've been too relaxed and put a few back on. It is easier to me to have an all-or-nothing diet. Once I give myself an inch, I take a mile! So, I am still trying to figure out how to maintain and control myself. I look forward to reading what others have done!
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