I feel like I belong here already. I believe this is the only site that has a maintenance group. I belonged to 4 other sites while losing weight. Super groups of ladies but they don't understand what I'm going through now that I have reached my goal.
I have recently reached my weight loss goal. Skinny as a child and adult until I reached 35. I'm now 53. Up and down the scale about 4 times with many periods of not caring about my weight. I reached my goal on Feb 10/2006 A loss of 71 lbs.
I am satisfied with my goal weight and even though I feel big some days I know I'm at a good weight for my height.
Since I have lost the weight I am a happier person. I hated how I felt about my body and how uncomfortable I felt. I never want to feel that way again
Except when I injure myself, I exercise every day. I love walking. I love running even more but I haven't figured out a way to do it with out injuring my knees. I lift weights, aerobics, exercise bike, swim. Sometimes I do a class at the Rec Centre. I like to vary my exercise.
I am worried about gaining my weight back. I did have one gain of 9 lbs but I have lost it again. Hopefully more confidence will come the longer I maintain.