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Blitz wrote:Good on you for coming back each time and making these changes.
You certainly have the skills to lose the weight but to use a sporting analogy; whilst your beginning and middle game is impressive it seems that its the end game that is letting you down. Your approach is all about getting the weight off without too much thinking about keeping it off. Here is a question that may be helpful to ask yourself..."Do I view my weight as a project or as a lifestyle?" Projects came and go out of your life but lifestyle IS your life.
What I've read about successful weight maintenance and from my own experience is that the way to permanency is through vigilance of a constant healthy lifestyle. The key to a constant healthy lifestyle is finding ownership of it. It has to fit either who you are or who you are becoming. For you I suspect where the rubber meets the road is what place exercise plays in your life. You have to find a form of exercise that you can get into or something that you can put up with for the rest of your life. For me I like jogging but hate the time it takes out of my day, I enjoy swimming but don't want to do it every day (again it takes up too much time). I can tolerate the exercise bike (but don't "enjoy it") but I know that 90 minutes each day will keep me on the right path. I can watch TV or a movie while doing it and can do it at anytime of the day without having to work my life around it. So I mostly use the exercise bike and throw in jogging and swimming when I want. That is what works for me.
I have found drawing a line on the sand is very helpful. I have a band range of 3 kilos that I stay in. As soon as I approach my upper limit I will nail the number downwards. I weigh myself every day - that way I stop the rot before it becames a serious problem. I recently went on holidays for a week. During the holiday for the first time I went over my line...needless to say I jumped on to it and brought it back under control pronto. Holidays can mess your routine lifestyle around but it isn't an excuse.
I hope this didn't sound too much like teaching grandma how to suck eggs. I figure you know most of this at some level but if the hampster keeps going round and round that same wheel, occassional it might be useful to point to the door.
Wishing you all success.
admin wrote:Great to admit and understand then address the issue JP..... exercise is hard and coming into winter it can be demotivating, but good for you to being there now.
Kim, thanks for sharing the 3 kg rule.....what a great ruler. Hope others use this in future.
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