Problem time for me

Hi I lost almost two stone a while back and have managed to keep it off but have been staying in hotels last couple weekends and i've put 4lb back on and as I am going out for a meal tomorrow and another Saturday then I go away again Sunday with more meals out etc in coming weeks this could cause more problems. So yesterday I went back to calorie counting and found i slipped back into routine quite easily so hopefully can manage these next few weeks up to Christmas by calorie counting when I'm eating at home. I am so glad that when i reached my target weight I made the decision to carry on weighing myself each week. I suppose we all really know what to do to stop the weight going back on but has anyone any tips for maintaining?

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  • It never ceases to amaze me the dearth of fruit and even more especially vegetables whenever you eat out - so many restaurants think a token grilled half tomato and one mushroom is sufficient - my hubby, who is trying unofficially to eat more healthily but works away during the week has taken to finding the nearest carvery restaurant wherever he stays just so he can get a decent plateful of veg - come on restaurants add an option of a side dish of decent veg to the menu so those of us who wish to eat healthily can eat out without breaking that calorie bank

  • Hi Irmagee,

    I think you are doing brilliantly so far at maintaining, and you have clearly demonstrated that you can turn things around if you gain a bit of weight, through meals out etc - which is good - you're exercising control, and feeling more confident. I don't know if you've chosen a 'maintaining window' - i.e. a range of weight you're happy between? That would be my preference when I get to that point - I'm not there yet, as I am still trying to get my weight down to the 12's. But I have maintained a healthy BMI for about 2 years now, which has been down to continued following of the principles of the NHS plan - otherwise I think I'd have put on lots of weight potentially. I think it's a lifestyle choice that I can follow for the remainder of my life to be honest. I never feel like I'm depriving myself, and I enjoy choosing and eating healthy options.

    I agree wholeheartedly with Annabelle_Bebbs that restaurants would do better to provide a greater range of vegetable side dishes as options - that would be really good.

    Anyway, I hope you cope ok with the remainder of the week and that everything goes well.

    Lowcal :-)

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