I've always regained after the many times I've been successful at losing weight, but was determined NOT to do that this time. So far, so good. But I continue to journal my food and exercise. SparkPeople has been my key to success.
Pounds lost: 19.0
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and i also regained those 10 lbs. i'm trying to redevelop the skills i had in the 18 months when i was at goal; it only took 4 months of sloppy eating, too much work, and not weighing myself to climb back up here. i need someplace to participate to get that motivation back and reinforce it.
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Time to get sensible...no more laziness and denial! I have to track food and exercise! I have decided to change my thought process about my lifestyle. I see myself as a health nut and exerciser in all I do now. I'm in it for good. I pretty much walk around in exercise clothes most of the day because I work from home. I'm cool with that.
"I think of myself as a runner, so I run"...me
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"I think of myself as a healthy eater, so I eat healthy"...me
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Pounds lost: 0.0
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I've been a healthy BMI for 4.5 years now (under BMI 21 for 3.5 years) after 5 decades of overweight and obesity. Because I have lost and gained 30 pounds or more 8 times in my life I am still very concerned about regain, although I feel better educated and more equipped to succeed than I ever have before. If this team can give me more info, support, and motivation, well I want to participate and be a part of it!!
Thanks for starting this team.
Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!
Hello! I was excited to find this team because I am a member of NWCR and having stayed at a normal BMI for over 4 years in early 2000's did not help me when I had some serious life challenges. I am today 199 pounds under my highest weight. The first 100 I lost were somewhat easy to maintain. I prefer being where I am now. Even four years of maintaining around where I am now does not make one safe. I have recently found that I need to keep a journal *apparently forever* if I want to stay at or near a normal BMI. Right now I am 3 pounds over. Big deal? Well yes, because from my experience which covers a good 45 years of struggling with my weight, This is how it starts. Sneaky regain at about a pound a month. I am looking forward to participating in this team.
I feel I started in maintenance. I've followed the same basic guidelines for 3.75 years with some shakiness and detours along the way. I believe now that mistakes are almost safety valves on the path. Detours are so much a part of the game,; not having a plan or giving up because of them needs to be addressed. I also started ASSUMING it would take up to 5 years for sane eating to get really routine. I feel close now, but I'm still on the lookout. It's not torture but it's not completely effortless, either. And that's fine! Naturally thin people are the minority in any culture. The rest of us have to exert some external rules.
Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 9/16/2013 (07:11)
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One is that I wanted to create the motivational workshop forum, and after talking to some of the At Goal and Maintaining+Transition to Maintenance leaders (where I am also a team leader) we decided a new team would be the way to go because if we added more stickies on that team, there wouldn't be any visible circulation for recent threads.
The other reason is how passionately I feel about folks developing maintenance skills before they have necessarily reached goal. You don't want to reach goal, go back to your old ways, and start to regain before you realize that maintenance takes motivation, effort and information just like weight loss. There has even been research into developing maintenance skills before weight loss, and the results are promising.
The reason motivation is so important is that even among the NWCR, which is people who have already maintained for a year, the second and third reasons people regain are disinhibited eating (emotional eating and bingeing) and depression. The first reason is time in maintenance les than 24 months, but you can't actually do anything to change that besides bide your time. My motto is: "Food is not the solution to your mood problems, your mood is the solution to your food problems."
The team name was suggested by Nuovaelle and I thought it was great so I asked her if I could use it.
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