Getting back on the wagon?

HaleCry
HaleCry Posts: 385 Member
Hey guys!
So, I lost almost 60lbs between the end of 2016 and most of 2017. I was in the best shape of my life last summer and was so happy and confident. Fast forward to now, I moved to Rome last September, went overboard with the pizza, pasta and gelato and had put on 20lbs by December (28lbs from my lowest weight).

I’ve tried a few times to get back on track but dammmmn, it’s hard! I go back home in 4 weeks where I know it’ll be easier because of familiarity and access to my treadmill, but I’m so disappoint in myself for letting it happen in the first place. I’ve tried calorie counting here but most of the food bought doesn’t have a barcode, and we don’t have scales. So I just gave up. Most of the clothes I brought for summer that I was wearing last year no longer fit me and it’s just getting me down

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  • kommodevaran
    kommodevaran Posts: 17,890 Member
    Just stop going overboard.
  • xxzenabxx
    xxzenabxx Posts: 935 Member
    HaleCry wrote: »
    Hey guys!
    So, I lost almost 60lbs between the end of 2016 and most of 2017. I was in the best shape of my life last summer and was so happy and confident. Fast forward to now, I moved to Rome last September, went overboard with the pizza, pasta and gelato and had put on 20lbs by December (28lbs from my lowest weight).

    I’ve tried a few times to get back on track but dammmmn, it’s hard! I go back home in 4 weeks where I know it’ll be easier because of familiarity and access to my treadmill, but I’m so disappoint in myself for letting it happen in the first place. I’ve tried calorie counting here but most of the food bought doesn’t have a barcode, and we don’t have scales. So I just gave up. Most of the clothes I brought for summer that I was wearing last year no longer fit me and it’s just getting me down

    I was like you in that I regained about 20lbs and felt miserable. You said you’re going back in 4 weeks so in the meantime practice portion control. Who knows when you get home some of the weight might be water weight so you’ll see a pleasant drop on the scale. Honestly it happens to the best of us and it’s only 20lbs. Reduce portions in the meantime though! Then once you get back home you know what to do ;)
  • indiacaitlin
    indiacaitlin Posts: 691 Member
    Sounds like you know what to do once you get back home, and it's only 4 weeks away which isn't too long! Over the next 4 weeks, try to just exercise a bit of proportion control. Up your activity levels maybe with some walks or workouts where you're staying. Try not to make yourself feel guilty for gaining some of the weight back, it sounds as if you've probably had an amazing time in Rome and made memories that will last! The weight wont last as long once you get back into the swing of things. You can do it!
  • LivingtheLeanDream
    LivingtheLeanDream Posts: 13,345 Member
    You lost the weight before, stop going 'overboard' and do what you did before to lose, it worked.