I was about 10kg overweight (20kg over an ideal weight) and had been pretty much sedentry and eating terribly for a long while at the start of August last year, a handful of half assed efforts had me fluctuating down and then back up again by a few kilos now and then but I'd never managed to maintain a weight loss routine. Decided to have another go,this time had a big think about what had and hadn't worked for me in the past and then threw eveything I had at it - diet, exercise, and every little idea that might help (like this forum). It was very successful - by mid-November I'd lost about 9kg and was feeling great. Really felt like I had it all worked out - I was eating pretty well and not finding it hard, I was in pretty good shape (working out at least 6x per week and loving it, could run 10km), the numbers were still going down, I was super motivated & very confident. Then went travelling for a few months and it all fell away gradually but surely. Being away from tools like having a good idea of when and where I was going to eat, and I think most importantly not working out nearly as much as before I went away.. it got me. Came back about 8kg overweight and pretty out of shape compared to where I'd ben before I left. That was 4 weeks ago now. I kind of thought everything would fall back into place when I got home and resumed my regular routine, but it hasn't... I've gotten back into the exercise and am reasonably fit again, still nowhere near where I was, but a lot of that's probably due to carrying the extra weight. I think I must have lost a little fat since I've been back, - I''ve definitely gained muscle and I'm pretty much the same weight as 4 weeks ago. What I haven't managed yet is to get my eating back under control... I just don't seem to have the discipline I did before. Probably I was a little too confident to start.. I've accepted that at least initially it's not going to be easy like it seemed before now and that I DO need to use every trick I have to get going again. I think reading/posting here must have helped last time so... I'm back.
First goal is to get under 75kg. Hoping to reach that by April. I'm about 2.5 or 3kg away from that now.