There are two reasons I created this team.
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.
Functional Maintenance Community Journal:
|2 Days until: 1 year at goal