This is the first time I've started a thread- and I'm hoping to hear your thoughts.
I lost 50 lbs in 2015. I gained about 10 lbs within the first 8 months, but maintained for almost two years. I gained another 5 after a close friend died. I did ok at the beginning of the pandemic, but after about 2 months, the stress got to me and I started gaining weight and have gained another 15. I'm still about 20 lbs lower than when I started, and I am determined to address the challenge of getting back to that original loss of 50 lbs.
I think the biggest challenge I have is judging myself too harshly-then I give in to all or nothing thinking and give myself permission to eat.
I know what I have to do-but I need to work on my mindset.
What thoughts and beliefs have helped you do what you need to do?
Thanks for your help