I'm altogether new to this forum. I didin't find it until I was finished with my diet and on maintenance. I just need to know that there are others out there travelling along the same road.
I had back surgery 2 years ago and during the forced confinement and inactivity, I ate and ate and ate. I gained and I gained and I gained.
I've always been in good health and as soon as the doctor told me that I could resume a normal routine, I began dieting and excercising. My diet was 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. Small portions, no sugar, as little fat as possible, lots of whole grains and veggies. . .and fat free milk. I have always hated milk.
It took me 7 months to lose 55 pounds. I've been on maintenance now for 3 months and have lost another 7 or 8 pounds. Not what I planned. I don't want to lose any more.
I'm 60 years old and my hangy skin will never go away, but I'll just wear blouses and shirts with sleeves that hide my upper arms. And at my age, I don't go around in shorts anyway.
My husband - I've been married 39 years - tells me that I look like the girl he married.
Maintenance is hard for me. I worry too much. I wind up not maintaining at all, but continuing to diet.