I refuse to call my weight a bane on my life, I'm going to be positive; visualize the perfect weight for myself, work towards it, achieve it AND maintain it. But I wouldn't lie to you and tell you it's been easy. I've had to deal with being underweight, being overweight and yoyo-ing. In the last weeks I've seen my weight yoyo, mainly because I get to socialize most evenings and a lot of dining goes on. Just when I thought I'd mastered the art of saying no in the face of the most tempting and exotic buffets once it's past 6pm, I began to allow myself eat salads sans dressing. Then I slowly progressed to adding dressings, next thing I know I told myself some meat or fish won't hurt and then before I knew it, I couldn't say no to almost anything at all!
Still I promised myself I would put a lid on it, and I have, do far. Yet, after a rather productive business meeting and a tedious viewing of the company's warehouse which I was ordered to carry out since I'm in town, the MD of the company I had to liase with suggested we get treated to some fine Arabian food. I desperately wanted to say no, but the temptation was a bit too much! I indulged, albeit carefully. Still, I indulged!
It scares me to see the product of all my hardwork and discipline of the past months go down the drain. I miss having bigger butts but I don't miss muffin tops and squeezing by pudgy girth into girdles so that I don't look like a blob of fat.
Through the years of dealing with weight issues I've learnt that losing weight is the easy part, maintaining the weight loss is the hardest thing to do.
That said, I did enjoy lunch, it was splendid!
Have you been through the weight loss process? What tips do you know to keep the weight off (and please let's leave exercise out of it *covers face*. LOL)