One year ago I decided, yet again, to lose the 30 (sometimes 40) pounds I have lost and gained over the years. Covid had disrupted our lives and I was home with all responsibility in my job, all hockey games and practices, all activities of a busy Mom suspended indefinitely. This began, as I'm sure it did for many, a journey to self reflection, healing and new regimes that could only be brought about by a total change in routine and forced free time- leaving me with the opportunity to be outdoors and reconnect to walking and running. As well, to do some hard internal work.
The result was a 45 pound weight loss over 6 months and the ability to run a decent 10k. This in itself was not the focus of achievement for me, rather it was KEEPING THE WEIGHT OFF. I reached my arbitrary magic number 6 months ago, and have finally, finally found a way to happily maintain my weight. It's only been 6 months at goal, but its been an easy 6 months, with holidays, winter hibernation and life events in the mix. I worked on the inside as much as the outside this time and it's been a tremendous change in my body AND my mindset. I don't always see a lot of new posts on the maintenance forum, and I don't make them, but I felt like sharing my experience. Thanks for reading this long missive!