Like most of us I have been a yoyo dieter most of my life. Finally got my act together in January as my son and his family were visiting from Australia and lost 23lbs, going from14st.1lb to 12st.6lbs. Still overweight but at 5'6" and at the age of 69 I was quite pleased but appreciate I need to lost more to get in the 'normal' range. I put on 3lbs while they were here (they went home just over a week ago) and without really trying I lost 1lb last week. Unlike most people I find it really difficult to diet in the summer - lots of days out, bbqs, etc. and although I'm keeping an eye on what I'm eating, my steely resolve of the past 6 months seems to have gone. I find winter dieting much easier. Now my dilemma. Do I keep trying to get that steely resolve back, possibly to keep failing and end up eating the furniture or do I accept that I probably wont lose any more in the summer and put the 'diet' on hold until the cooler months? I have some decent scales and jump on them every day so know exactly how my weight is going to the ounce. Has anyone else done this? If so, did you manage to keep the weight off and start again after a break?
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