These are my personal experiences.
This time around is the first time I ever journaled consistenly.
After journaling consistenly for almost 5 years now , I can say it has become a habit.
I now like to journal and need it for accountability.
I also changed dramatically all my old habits into new healthy habits, and I'm still working on it consistenly.
The HARDEST thing to accept in maintenance is that in order to maintain I have to do everything I did to lose the weight: Exercise CONSISTENLY, eat very healthy foods, follow the WW 8 guidelines every day, jounal, drink my water...etc...
The only difference between losing the weight and maintaining is about 2 extra points a day!!!
It takes so long to build new healthy habits, and it takes a second for old bad habits to come back, if we let them.....
Once you accept the fact that it does take hard work to maintain, it will be easier to succeed.
I'm so willing to put in the hard work because of all the wonderful health benefits.
I also like much more wearing size 10 instead of size 20 clothes.
Let's celebrate when you reach MAINTENANCE.
Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 10/23/2007 (16:35)
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