I miss the forums, too, but I took a break because I was letting it be a time zapper for me. I can't spend an hour a day on a forum. Also, I got so tired of the focus of my life being weight loss. Everything everyone wanted to talk to me about was that and I was ready to make it just part of my routine and get on with my life a bit more. I've maintained for the most part since my original loss, but I've made a lot of improvements in my fitness. I've still been running and lifting. Being active has never left my routine. Even if I have a week here or there that isn't perfect, I still get back on it. Nothing makes me feel better like running and knowing that I am taking care of myself. I'd like to lose another 20lbs or so by bathing suit season, but honestly, I'm happy. I'm a size 10, I can run a 5k for a daily workout, I can shop where I want to and just live a "normal" life. A lot of the motivation to get to a particular goal is gone. Honestly, my goal now is just to keep on keeping on - continuing to make myself and taking care of myself a priority and continue making healthy food and exercise choices. It's not as easy as it sounds, though. I've certainly learned that maintenance is just as hard as weight loss. I had a few weeks where all of my old habits came crashing back on me. It scared me to see how easily it could happen. But, I think that I've been active and healthy long enough that those habits rebelled and kept the others in check. I love watching all of your progress and seeing how well you balance such a busy life. It's an inspiration!! I'll try to do a better job of popping in here, but otherwise - glad to "see" you!!
HW: 225, lost 75lbs in 2011 LW: 150
Losing again starting from 205lbs - 7/31/2016
No words of widsom. After a lifetime of reflection and dieting, I still don't have this thing figured out. I have decided, though, that sugar is the devil and I'm cutting it out as much as I can.