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  • charmmethcharmmeth Member Posts: 915 Member Member Posts: 915 Member
    That losing weight would be relatively easy but then I would feel unable to decide on a strategy to keep the weight off long term. Losing weight feels safe, going into, or towards, maintenance feels like such a risky decision! And then, I do not know how I'll ever be able to keep the weight off once I go back to my "normal" job and half the year, I'll eat 3 meals a day in restaurants :( .
    I do love feeling healthy and having a healthy BMI though :) .

    We are very much in the same situtation! Wishing you (and me also) luck! @speyerj's advice seems really good to me, as I work out what maintenance looks like for me.
  • charmmethcharmmeth Member Posts: 915 Member Member Posts: 915 Member
    @ charmmeth , in fact we are at a similar stage of the journey indeed except that you seem to be one step farther as we are almost the same weight but I am shorter than you (which I enjoy writing as at 1.77 meter, I don't often have the opprtunity to say that I am shorter than another woman) . I did lose weight once before and kept it off for a couple of years until I took a job working nights in an office. Within another couple of years, I put it all back on + some more. I so want to avoid doing the same again! I suspect that keeping updating the diaries is part of the solution (until I eat in restaurants). I do wish you luck too and whatever tip you learn along the way, do not hesitate to share!

    This is exactly what I did: lost to goal, kept it off (ish) for a couple of years and then put it all back on over the next three years. I have designed myself a spreadsheet to help me track trends and to encourage me to intervene if I get above my maintenance level, instead of waiting for another 30lbs. If it would be helpful to you I could send you over a blank version?
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