If only there was a magic formula, a secret method, something that we could share. Alas, in my experience there is not. Like many people I've lost weight, maintained it for a couple of years and regained it. Throughout that 6 plus years there were no mysteries. When I tracked and monitored my eating and worked out consistently, I lost weight and maintained. When I slacked off, stopped tracking my intake and my activity, I gained. Over the last couple of years I've been on the gaining side of that equation. I can point to reasons, but if I'm honest, it's mostly because I lost focus. On the positive side, I only gained back about 25 of the 60 lbs I lost. On the negative side, it's taking one heck of an effort to get my mindset back to where it was.
At our age (just turned 58) we get to know a lot about nutrition, exercise, etc. I read or watch anything I can find on the topics, so we know what needs to be done. We also know our bodies. I lose weight slowly.. always have and it's gotten more difficult as I've gotten older.
So what works for me....Committing and staying focused, every single day. this is easier said than done. But I did it for aobut 4 years, lost and maintained 60 lbs. Was physically fit and did 3 half marathons and numerous 5 and 10 k races.
It's hard, not impossible and the only thing that makes it impossible is not trying and giving up. That's another thing people of our age are good at... we rarely give up.
"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of." Benjamin Franklin
| Pounds lost: 8.0