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The Ever Changing Tides

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

When I was at the peak of my weight loss and for most of my early maintenance period, I could have never imagined not having a daily calorie deficit. Now I an having a hard time reaching this goal. It is such a crazy thought. I know before I was a little crazy. I had gone a little too far. All my family, friends and doctor were saying it was time to gain some of the weight back. I couldn't even fathom that idea. Gain weight back, but then I did. It was easier than I hoped. I have gained about 20-25 pounds back. I know that I needed to gain about 15 of it back, the other 10 were the result of liking the extra eating just a bit too much. Now that it is time for me to reign back in I am finding it harder than I want it to be. Luckily I haven't lost my love of exercise, if I stopped that too I would be doomed. Do now it is time for me to be a little more on the restrictive side. I also need to figure out what my healthy weight is. I know that it wasn't 135 pounds, but I'm not sure that I like 155-160 either. It is much easier to maintain but it is also easier to be too relaxed at this weight. Luckily times are always changing. I am learning as I go, and as long as I keep trying I am doing great!
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  • CYALE76
    Learning as you go is a good way to figure it out. You will find what is best for you and I'm sure you will be able to stick with it and make it happen. I wish I had half of your motivation. Your such an inspiration and I hope one day I will be switching to maintenance mode.
    2163 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    Good luck with figuring out the perfect weight for you.
    2163 days ago
    I know you will figure it out, you are one of the most determined women that I know! You are still an inspiration to me when I am tempted to skip a workout or wimp out in the middle of a run! emoticon
    2163 days ago
    Learning as you go is the best way. The fact that you've held on to this weight loss for so long is a testiment to how dedicated you are. You've got this!
    2163 days ago
    Good on you for stepping on the brakes and trying to find a comfortable settling point. A sense of complacency seems to set in when I gained some (33lbs) back, a whole 'pffft, I can take this off easy' however, it isn't as easy as it once seemed. Not as easy as letting go back up the scale with the blinders on. Good on you for realizing before it all comes back, and working towards finding that comfortable weight that *you* can be comfortable with.
    2164 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/20/2013 9:04:27 PM
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