I'm 54 years of age, and always had a weight problem through my life. I have lost considerable amounts of weight (over 10-13 stones) four times in my life time, and lots of other diets where I've lost 2/3 stones, and gained every pound back on. I must have lost myself in weight, twice over by now. It ridiculous isn't it! to put so much effort into dieting and losing weight, to then do the total opposite afterwards????
You know I've done it so many times, it's become habit. I never once thought (until now), stop what you're doing and concentrate on maintaining what you've achieved.....NEVER!!!
I don't know if its due to me doing it so many times, you then start to question what the bl**dy hell are you doing to yourself. You then notice with age, health problems..... all related to your weight.
I have made a promise to myself this dieting time ...this will be different, this is it, NO MORE weight gain, and to focus and be mindfull of what I'm eating. Its a bit like being an alcoholic, I'm always going to be on the wagon with food stuffs. One never knows if i keep this up in 4 or 5 years my new changes will then become old habits. Either way, I'm not going to gain weight again.
My challenge at present is that; I've just had an knee operation and I'm immobile for 5 weeks. Not being able to exercise, sent me into panic, as I know sitting down doing nothing will cause weight gain. But I've kept my cool, reduced my calorie intake, and hopefully when i manage to get onto the scales they wont go the wrong way.