When I first joined this forum less than a week ago I had just been shocked (and disgusted with myself ) to realise that I had managed to put on all the weight that I worked hard to lose between July and March later year. In just 3 and a half months I had put on 6.7 kg and gone from a healthy 23.7 to unhealthy 26.5 bmi. (57 kg to 63.7 kg) At last I haven't allowed myself to get back there)
I know that compared to many on here I don't have a huge weight problem. But if I carried on gaining at that rate I soon would have! And I have yoyyoed repeatedly over the years.(My highest ever weight being 11st nearly 70kg bmi of 29) and I was well on my way back there....
My wake up call came when my lovely hubby bought me a new dress from my favourite shop in my normal size, but when I tried it on I couldn't zip it up! I finally faced the scales and was horrified to see that I was only 0.3kg from what I weighed this time last year. If I am honest I knew I had gained a pound or 2 but really didn't think I was back into the overweight bmi category. How could I have let this happen again.? Will I never learn?
Every one else be warned it is so true that once I get to a place where I am happy with myself I relax and go straight back to my old relationship with food. It is almost like an alcoholic thinking that having been dry for a year they can have just one drink...anyone who has ever had a weihtloss problem needs to rally admit that they need to keep active and keep watching their weight forever.
I signed up on here and called myself 'Toofattofit'.
Yesterday I started thinking about what I really want my identity to be. My longterm goal is not to be too fat to fit, but to get into the beautiful dress my husband chose for me. I am determined that this time things will be different. My challenge is to maintain my weight within a healthy bmi.
I know if I go on holiday I may gain a pound or two but I realise that watching my weight and eating healthily has to be for life. I need to keep getting on the scales even after i am back to a weight i am happy with. I am going to weigh myself weekly forever. I am not going to Yoyo again.
I am losing weight again. I know what I have to do. I will get back to 55 to 57 kg and stay between those points. I am never going to be too fat to fit or in the overweight bmi category again My new name is Yoyonomore ! I can do this!