Figuring Out Maintenance
Friday, February 26, 2021
Well, my weight has basically been a roller coaster ride since around September of 2018. It is interesting that my binge behavior was never a problem while I was working my way to goal the first time (well, after 35 years of trying). I began Weight Watchers (now WW) 2/7/2017 and lost 127 lbs to get to my goal weigh on 6/12/2018. And my weight loss graph was pretty much a really nice downward trending line with about 2 gains.
Maintenance went well for a few months, but then I started back at school, and Outdoor Leadership Program at the local community college that I thought would help me firm up some ideas that were rolling around in my head as to a post retirement job. I don't know if that is the connection, being out and about, but the binge behavior returned and has been an issue since. I now have two cycles of gaining at least 30 lbs and then getting back to my PGW (personal goal weight). Right now I am 25 lbs over my goal weight and I am ready to work back down.
But I am tired of this cycle, which is one reason I decided to check out Spark People again. I remember the gamification, plus something "new" can help me with this reset. I know I do want to get back to my PGW, I was amazingly fit and I had never felt like that before. Able to hike up a mountain without feeling like I was going to lose a lung - it was actually a comfortable experience which I never thought would happen for me. And the amount of energy I had throughout the day, phenomenal. So now I work on myself, see what I can figure out, and get back that fitness.