- 7 years ago
I’m looking for some motivation and advice on how to maintain weight.
I’m not looking to strictly count calories, but I’m pretty much scared I’m going to gain all the weight I recently lost (40 pounds).
I know that it takes TIME to gain weight – but I can seriously yo-yo +10 pounds in a 2 week period.
I don’t want to weigh myself every day – but just this week, gained 3 pounds (and can feel it).
I want to make changes NOW that will get me back down to that happier weight (those 3 pounds) and make healthy choices (ie: not starve myself to get there).
I eat fairly healthy in general: minimum processed food, and zero refined sugar. My vices are red wine and potato chips. It’s the damn potato chips that have done me in this week (and drinking more wine than usual, normally I try to limit it to twice a week and this week has been more like every other day) and more eating out this week than normal (a blissful date night, Mother’s day, and another dinner with a friend). Mother’s Day included way too much champagne and roasted potatoes, date night included mashed potatoes… etc.
I didn’t feel like a pigged out (maybe that’s my problem??), yet my body latched on to the extra sugar in the alcohol and the extra starch of the potatoes/chips, etc.
I’m also going out of town this weekend – which means more eating out.
I know the habits I fall into – meaning, one slip here, another slip there and then I’m sad I’m ten pounds heavier and give up.
I guess what I’m looking for is any support/advice from anyone who has struggled with their weight and has been sucessful at maintaining it – and HOW they were able to maintain it!
Meaning – do you watch your diet like a hawk, once you notice those pounds creeping up? (until it goes back down), etc??