I get VERY scared when I see blogger's regain their weight
I have seen more gainers than maintainers
Frankly this scares the crap out of me!!! according to this article by NBC news, these Quotes are what scare me the most :
Evidence shows, however, that this reaction is partially learned, and that through conditioning, you can rewire your brain. After all, the yen to yo-yo is not just physical; emotional triggers play a huge role too. A study at Brown University found that dieters who ate in response to emotions such as stress or loneliness — as opposed to external events, like overdoing it at happy hour — were more likely to regain weight.
It doesn't help that the statistics are grim: By some estimates, more than 80 percent of people who have lost weight regain all of it, or more, after two years. Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles analyzed 31 long-term diet studies and found that about two-thirds of dieters regained more weight within four or five years than they initially lost.
if I look back at the last week, I have over eaten due to emotional triggers: stress , anxiety, uncertainty even happiness was a trigger!!
then I look at the other quote and two-thirds regain within 4-5 years... I have only 2 years and 4 months under my belt in maintenance... I am a maintenance baby statistically speaking
but then I see articles like this and I have more hope... I think you blog readers will be reading my dribble for years to come, because I am convinced (according to the Karla poll) that if you stop blogging and telling on yourself, when you stop being truthful with others and yourself... you gain the weight back... and I present as evidence Diane @ Fit to Finish
some bloggers drop off the planet, others change their focus... more cooking... okay cool, then come the cupcakes... huh? what?
or they talk more about their craft projects ..... less pictures of themselves... then when they do post a picture... it's like wowsa!!! what happened!!
I understand how it happens... a few bites of this, a handful of that... "oh, I haven't had this in sooo long" the rationalizing to yourself... "I deserve this" it is such a mind game, you against yourself
I overcompensate by surrounding myself with social media! I also am very up front with my trainer... I sent him a LONG text the other day... an S.O.S. of sorts... help me I am struggling and I am going through trouble for a while here... help keep me focused ....
My goal with this blog is just to help me ... at first it was lose weight and it has changed into a maintenance blog now... I used to get really frustrated when maintenance bloggers would say that it was hard... like what the heck??!! you are supposed to be there to inspire me... you are just freakin me out now!! but I understand now that maintaining a weight lose is something I work at EVERY SINGLE DAY .... sorry if that is a bummer to hear, it is the truth... it never gets easy... some days are easier than others... I can go weeks and just be sailing along then BAM..... body slam of the Dortito type...
back to square 1
always learning. Of late I just need to keep it simple, follow my plan, drink my water and do my cardio and lifting and things kinda click..... most of the time