Losing weight takes effort. Research shows that maintaining the weight loss is even harder. I didn't want to believe this. I felt like I had found what worked for me and I just needed to keep doing what I had been doing. The problem is : life changes, your workplace changes and doesn't have quick healthy cafeteria meals, you move and the supermarket is a little farther, you have to switch gyms, you have to go out of town for work more often and it gets harder to keep eating right, etc. And when these changes happen, it's easy to relapse and fall into old habits. And you have to find ways to adapt and figure out what will work for you all over again.
I relapsed and I know it's normal when you're trying to change a behavior, but I find it really hard because I worry about gaining the weight back. I gained back 20 lbs since last summer and I've tried many things to get back on track, but I haven't been very successful so far. The biggest problem is that I started eating crap again and I need to figure out a way to just not to that.
A few years ago, I decided to give myself a birthday gift by stepping into a gym and hiring a private coach. Tomorrow is my birthday and I've decided to give myself another gift. Tonight, I'm making the decision to not eat crap for the next month. Until the end of June, I will not let mysef eat French fries or soft drinks , I will increase my intake of fish and veggies, and I will stay away from juices or sweet beverages. I will allow cake and chocolate for my birthday and on a couple of social events happening in May and June. But that's it! I'm deciding to cut the crap this month and I'm writing about it here to hold myself accountable. This is serious! That scale needs to go back down, if it means carrying tuna cans around, that's what I'll do. Wish me luck!