Hi Everyone. Well, it's Spring at last and I hope we can all look forward to a great summer, knowing we're healthier and slimmer than last year.
The last six weeks for me have been stable, just 0-3 lbs fluctuation from my lowest weight, even with a week in Tenerife (reckon I must have walked off those huge G&Ts )
I have been thinking hard about the different ways we all approach maintenance. Some people can't wait to ditch the weighing and calorie counting, and others find it's now just a way of life that they're happy to hang on to.
I've read several articles and it definitely seems true that to avoid regaining we can never take our eye off the ball ever again. Personally, I've embraced maintenance with the same approach as when I was losing, but now with more calories (though sadly only 200 more) !! Now that may sound very tedious, but for me it has become just a way of life.... no more of a chore than daily flossing my teeth (which my dentist has convinced me is equally vital if I want to keep them into old age 😯)
I chose this article link below to share with you. I warn you, it is a bit depressing, it seems that no matter how well we lose weight, there will always be a fat voice trying to get us fat again.....plus the fact that our metabolism will always be much lower than for our naturally slim friend.
But we have two choices : give in to the "fat voice" and go back to being the big unhappy girl we once were, or accept that maintenance requires our continued effort for life.
Your thoughts Ladies please!