I am back up 10 pounds and counting, and that from being 3 pounds up from my low. After I lost 40 pounds, that is so discouraging. I need something outside a challenge to keep me motivated. Being on a weight-loss team left me feeling guilty when I gained. I don't want to be so hyper-focussed on weight, though that is important. I maintained for 1.5yrs at a place I felt was a plateau. I was so frusutrated, but now I would give anything to be frustrated in that same place again.
I do need to change my eating habits some, especially since I think I went through a metabolic shift. I need to eat more veggies, not load up at dinner (which I don't really feel like cooking, but do for the fam and I end up eating too much which didn't used to be too much and ack!) Reduce sugar intake, but honestly I will give up sugar entirely when pigs fly. I am both hungrier than I was a year ago, and less able to maintain my weight on the same calorie load.
I need to exercise a little more. I am hanging in there will my regular yoga (5-10 minutes, sometimes 15-20, but it helps!) and some walks, though I need more and more and more, especially since my body seems more sensitive to calories in the last few months.
Yes! Water! More water, less juice. I crave cold juice and lots of it.
So, now I am back to having 40 pounds to lose. Is that a lot? It seems like a lot. I would love some company as well. I'm in.