Starting over after gaining weight back

Hi I am looking for tips on how to get re-motivated when feeling so deflated. I lost 40 lbs 1.5 years ago and now have gained 25 lbs of it back over the last 6 months. I am looking for motivation and tips for trying not to look back and just moving forward. I am trying to focus on little victories to gain momentum. Going to try to focus on losing 10 lbs.


  • annshandle
    annshandle Posts: 68 Member
    I'm in the same boat! Back after losing, then regaining. It's hard to get motivated again. I'm thinking in 5 pound increments, and day to day. You did it once, you can do it again.
  • proudmomma86
    proudmomma86 Posts: 48 Member
    Same here i was in maintenance mode (with still 25 lbs to go but i was trying to maintain for 6 months) and i gained 10 lbs over the holidays. So now i have around 35 to go and its slow moving. Its been almost 3 weeks since starting up again.
  • puffbrat
    puffbrat Posts: 2,806 Member
    I have been in that same position. I finally felt like I was getting on track long-term and then got pregnant and it all went out the window. I am finally really back to it now with about 60lbs left to lose. I try to just focus on 5lb increments and how my clothes feel.
  • xtina315
    xtina315 Posts: 218 Member
    Same boat lost 60 and gained 50 back
  • angelsja
    angelsja Posts: 860 Member
    Lost 4 stone gained 2 stone back never got to goal or maintenance determined this time but I feel myself falling into the same traps again :(
  • amy19355
    amy19355 Posts: 805 Member
    Repeating something that did not achieve long term lasting success is almost certain to result in another failure.

    Try something new. I don't know what , because you each are different people, but, I can tell you that I found huge value in reading the sticky posts at the top of the Getting Started forum.

    good luck.
  • an0393na
    an0393na Posts: 840 Member
    What worked for me was to put together a set of progress photos... When I felt discouraged or whatever I could look at that and reflect on how far I've come and how much better I feel for it
  • kimny72
    kimny72 Posts: 16,023 Member
    I agree that just losing the weight again might not be the only thing you need to do - figure out WHY you gained it back and how to realistically avoid that this time around. Check out the Most Helpful Posts threads pinned to the top of each forum - lots of great tips there. And hopefully something will spark the "a-ha!" moment for you where you figure out how to stay at that healthy weight once you get there. Good luck!