Group Forum: Sticking with it

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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 11:48
I'm typically able to lose weight by eating right and working out, but I always lose steam after a few weeks. I see early results and think "this is easy" and then for whatever reason I just stop and return to old & unhealthy patterns. Even though the process works I almost never follow through. I did this about 6 years ago. I lost about 70 Lbs and was in really great shape then I gained it back and more over the last several years. In recent years I will lose 20 gain 30 for example...

I use a simple calories in calories out approach and try to eat whole foods.

Anyone else have this problem?

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Posted: 28 Jan 2013, 12:32
I have the same issues. I've been on this weight roller coaster since my late teens. I'll gain, then loose a bunch, then gain it back, etc... Even now, I've lost 30 pounds since November and I'm already finding myself not trying as hard, even though I have a long way to go. It's just frustrating that I have to watch every single thing that enters my mouth. I really wish I could understand how skinny people stay that way without trying so hard!

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Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 10:57
I also have had the same issues, I have been "chunky" most of my life, and as an adult, at certain times, would lose 50 lbs. then for whatever reason, gain it back. Then, after being married, found that when I got down to about 170-185 I was able to get pregnant. Then it would take me a year or 2 to lose it again, then had this happen twice more. Now, after my third child, she is now 2 and I am still struggling to lose all the weight I gained with the pregnancy.

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Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 21:04
Yeah me too. I always used to be a healthy weight for my height and had eventually kept a food journal which helped me lose weight which I kept off for years. Then I got off track in my new relationship and started going out to eat all the time, and stopped keeping track of my caloric intake in general. It's not like I started binging or gorging food. It's because I stopped keeping track of my daily recommended calories, thus a few hundred extra calories a day started adding up to be pounds that crept up on me over the years. I'm pissed at myself for having been so careless, but now I'm getting back on track and never allowing that to happen to me again. It's not worth me feeling unhealthy and over weight, it sucks when the summer comes around and you know that you don't look your best in that bathing suit and you just want your thinner self back. With that said It's never too late to turn things around for the better. The key is getting serious with yourself about sticking to it, not giving up and making it a part of your daily lifestyle not just a temporary diet. So I'm looking forward to getting rid of these unwanted 56 pounds!!!