"Often, you’ll have to wait until your body lets you know you’re at the best weight for you by resisting further weight loss despite your best efforts."
This is scary - I actually went a little under my original goal weight - (which was to get back into my size 2's and 4's) but I DO want to lose a little more so I can take a chance on quitting smoking. Now, despite exercising every day, and following ALL of my weight loss diet, I am no longer losing weight. Nearly everyone says women are more likely than men to gain weight when they quit smoking, and I am SO afraid of getting back to where I was horribly unhappy, hiding in long, flowy clothes, refusing to go to the places I loved most (islands and crowded beaches and pools) because I SO hated what I looked like. I am a "natural pear" - but it took a LOT of work to get shapely again. (I used to model petites, and I could, again.)
But the major cause of my weight gain was STRESS and eating the wrong cheap foods. The stress (always financial) is worse than ever, I am deep in debt due to buying healthy foods, and I do see Ramen noodles coming back in my future. That is why I am SO determined to get at least a little underweight...and the scale is not moving anymore.
- 4/25/2012 11:33:47 AM