Wow, an active maintainers' forum! Where have you guys been all my life?
Okay, where have you been for the last couple of years?
Possibly I haven't been ready for the maintainers' forum that long anyway, it's been only recently that I've called this weight loss journey done for now at least and concentrated on maintaining instead of trying to lose more.
I have a long story, but to shorten it, my top weight ever was 340 lbs in 1999, and I've yo-yo-ed a bit with different diet attempts. Finally, in 2003, at 297 pounds, I started a low-carb diet and within 10-11 months, lost 100 lbs. In the last almost 3 years, I've been maintaining that weight loss and lost another 25-30 lbs. I could afford to lose another 20-25 lbs, but I'm healthy, happy, fit and strong and can't seem to lose anymore weight without driving myself crazy, so I'm concentrating on maintaining now.
I'm really happy to find a place where maintainers seem to be actually talking and participating and not just posting a weekly weigh in. I'm particularly interested in joining your discussion on Gina Kotulak's book Rethinking Thin. I've been meaning to get it for a while because I've found the information and articles on it that I've seen so far fascinating.