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aeloineaeloine Member Posts: 2,163 Member Member Posts: 2,163 Member
Lost 45-50 lbs, maintained for a year, gained most of it back this last year.

And I’m disappointed but I know what I did to get here and know how to get back to where I need to be.

I stopped counting, plain and simple. First it was because I maintained for so long. Then it was thinking that I could maintain through two job changes, a move, a promotion, and travel. Lots and lots of travel! In the last five months, I’ve been to Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Let me tell y’all - there was so. Much. Delicious. Food. It was so much fun!

But now I don’t feel like myself. I’ve started struggling with plane seatbelts (especially regional European flights) and with hiking elevations.

I’ve continued to lift weights because it’s fun but my cardio is trash and you can’t outlift Pad Thai

So here I am, back at it again. I’ve dusted off my food scale and running shoes and am taking a deep breath before diving into this community. Again.


Hey y’all!

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  • middlehaitchmiddlehaitch Member Posts: 8,374 Member Member Posts: 8,374 Member
    Welcome back. <3

    Sounds like you have had a lot going on this past year. Refocusing on your logging now things are more settled will get those extra pounds off. You sound as though you are ready.

    Your travel sounds wonderful. A couple of years ago I did a similar adventure, just Europe instead of Africa.

    I do like the ‘you can’t out lift pad Thai.

    Cheers, h.
  • PatriciaLdublinPatriciaLdublin Member Posts: 34 Member Member Posts: 34 Member
    Me too! Got to my goal weight by the end of last year, first time in years, 4 stone down and then gave up. Regained nearly two stone back. Love being back here, committing to the process.
  • TravisJHuntTravisJHunt Member Posts: 514 Member Member Posts: 514 Member
    Welcome back! As you've said, if you did it once you can do it again. I think we all do it now and again. I am up 10 lbs after a 3 week vacation and its back on the horse again this week! Good luck and enjoy!
  • 88olds88olds Member Posts: 3,962 Member Member Posts: 3,962 Member
    Welcome back. I made goal and kept tracking for five years. I go back to it now and again if the scale starts creeping up. Has worked every time I’ve tried it. Nothing beats an honest food diary.
  • OooohToastOooohToast Member Posts: 257 Member Member Posts: 257 Member
    aeloine wrote: »
    Lost 45-50 lbs, maintained for a year, gained most of it back this last year.

    And I’m disappointed but I know what I did to get here and know how to get back to where I need to be.

    I stopped counting, plain and simple. First it was because I maintained for so long. Then it was thinking that I could maintain through two job changes, a move, a promotion, and travel. Lots and lots of travel! In the last five months, I’ve been to Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

    Let me tell y’all - there was so. Much. Delicious. Food. It was so much fun!

    But now I don’t feel like myself. I’ve started struggling with plane seatbelts (especially regional European flights) and with hiking elevations.

    I’ve continued to lift weights because it’s fun but my cardio is trash and you can’t outlift Pad Thai

    So here I am, back at it again. I’ve dusted off my food scale and running shoes and am taking a deep breath before diving into this community. Again.


    Hey y’all!

    If you are going to do it, at least do it via some mega food tour and enjoy it !

    You've got this OP - good luck !
  • aeloineaeloine Member Posts: 2,163 Member Member Posts: 2,163 Member
    OooohToast wrote: »
    aeloine wrote: »
    Lost 45-50 lbs, maintained for a year, gained most of it back this last year.

    And I’m disappointed but I know what I did to get here and know how to get back to where I need to be.

    I stopped counting, plain and simple. First it was because I maintained for so long. Then it was thinking that I could maintain through two job changes, a move, a promotion, and travel. Lots and lots of travel! In the last five months, I’ve been to Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

    Let me tell y’all - there was so. Much. Delicious. Food. It was so much fun!

    But now I don’t feel like myself. I’ve started struggling with plane seatbelts (especially regional European flights) and with hiking elevations.

    I’ve continued to lift weights because it’s fun but my cardio is trash and you can’t outlift Pad Thai

    So here I am, back at it again. I’ve dusted off my food scale and running shoes and am taking a deep breath before diving into this community. Again.


    Hey y’all!

    If you are going to do it, at least do it via some mega food tour and enjoy it !

    You've got this OP - good luck !

    It was totally worth it!

    Even if my pants don't think so!
  • aeloineaeloine Member Posts: 2,163 Member Member Posts: 2,163 Member
    Thanks for all the kind wishes and words of inspiration! Really awesome to see @cmriverside , @88olds , and @middlehaitch still here!
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 28,073 Member Member Posts: 28,073 Member
    Welcome back! You got this!
  • melm1903melm1903 Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    You can do this!! I am in a similar position - the fun travel!! But I do love trying food and unfortunately it shows!!

    I'll add you... we can do this together :)
  • KrisydeeKrisydee Member Posts: 100 Member Member Posts: 100 Member
    aeloine wrote: »
    Lost 45-50 lbs, maintained for a year, gained most of it back this last year.

    And I’m disappointed but I know what I did to get here and know how to get back to where I need to be.

    I stopped counting, plain and simple. First it was because I maintained for so long. Then it was thinking that I could maintain through two job changes, a move, a promotion, and travel. Lots and lots of travel! In the last five months, I’ve been to Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

    Let me tell y’all - there was so. Much. Delicious. Food. It was so much fun!

    But now I don’t feel like myself. I’ve started struggling with plane seatbelts (especially regional European flights) and with hiking elevations.

    I’ve continued to lift weights because it’s fun but my cardio is trash and you can’t outlift Pad Thai

    So here I am, back at it again. I’ve dusted off my food scale and running shoes and am taking a deep breath before diving into this community. Again.


    Hey y’all!

    Same here pretty much aside from all the travelling! Welcome back!
  • lupimon8lupimon8 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    I lost 80 lbs and regained about 40 lbs back. 😫😥 I know I did it once and I can do it again. So you can! Mentality is everything - one day at a time!! 💕
  • csplattcsplatt Member Posts: 562 Member Member Posts: 562 Member
    Honestly... maybe it was worth it! You had a whole season of seeing the world and enjoying the foods. No reason to feel guilty. You're just ready to make a change again.
  • GemstoneofHeartGemstoneofHeart Member Posts: 864 Member Member Posts: 864 Member
    Me too girl, me too. I gained about half of my weight back during pregnancy (and I’m not talking about the actual baby, like what I had left on me after the birth stuff settled out).
    But seasons of life are just that! It sounds like you had a lovely season, but thankfully you have a tool, knowledge, and support to get back to where you were!
  • psychod787psychod787 Member Posts: 4,073 Member Member Posts: 4,073 Member
    Welcome home.... never leave us again!
  • hiryzehiryze Member Posts: 48 Member Member Posts: 48 Member
    Looking at my history on MFP makes me sad. 6 years ago, I lost 50 pounds. I gained back 25 within the first year and then another 40 over the last 5 years. I have come to the realization that I will probably have to log my calories for life.
    I am down 25 this time and have 30 to go. This time I am losing it much slower (which is agonizing) but I think that what I am doing now is much more sustainable also. I have a life and I like food (obviously) and I will have days that I go over. I now look at the whole week and focus on making my goals over time, not daily.
  • jljshoe1979jljshoe1979 Member Posts: 325 Member Member Posts: 325 Member
    I just got back to logging in as well recently. Good luck on your journey!! I'll send a friend request, hopefully we'll get to see each other reach our goals! 😊
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