3+ years out and how I got rid of regain on September 29, 2012 6:36 pm
Hello OH friends,
I have been meaning to write this post for a long time now, but Elina has inspired me tonight with her "bummer" post, so here goes.
I lost all my weight and made goal in 7 months. easy peasy. Stayed at goal no problem for a another year and a half. At about the two year mark, I slowly slid back into bad habits, it took me about a year, but I ended up with a regain of 29lbs from my lowest weight. I was the perverbial "ostrich", I knew I had gone above 150, so then I said ....well 155 is still OK, then I got to 160 and said...its ok, now my thighs and boobs have filled back out, then I got to 165 and said...its ok, i will get back on track as soon as X,Y, and Z happen. Then one day I woke up and couldn't button my Levi's. Other people started to comment that I was getting chubby. And then I saw it, a picture of me that someone posted on Facebook. And it was not flattering. I looked pregnant and old.
OK, now I am far enough out to have 20/20 vision on when the regain started. It was at precisely the moment I decided that protein shakes were too expensive and that since I had been maintaining so long, I didn't need them...BIG MISTAKE....because guess what? I am not attracted to high protein foods, I am attracted to cookies and diet cokes.
So in October 2011, I decided to clean up my eating and go back to 3 shakes a day, Nectar Chocolate truffle to be specific. I was strict about my thyroid meds, vits, and protein. In between shakes I began to eat raaw veggies. I was on a raw diet, but with the 3 shakkes. It has taken me 5 months, but I am happy to report that I am once again at goal, acutally 3lbs under.
What else did I do? I started exercising every single day. I went virtual at my job so that I could dedicated time to taking yoga and fitness classses.
I wortoe this to inspoire anyone who may be struggling ith regain and let you know that yes it is possible to lose weight after 3 + yrs out! I wish I knew how to post photos in here, but sadly I am not that advanced. There are some on my profile if you woould like to take a look.
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