Thank you everyone for the welcome back! And GoalAug20210 I am happy to see our weather back to normal, so I can get back out and walk. Unfortunately the other part of the story was I injured my knee as well! I was up to exercising 2 miles a day and a pilates workout. So eating off program and not exercising was a double whammy!
I think the true key to MRC is making it to goal weight! I know my body is used to just storing the carbs and fat so it will continue until I get a new body
But there are so many good things I have learned from the MRC diet that I didnt from others in the past, so I hope and think this one is going to be the one for me.
Of course the other key is lifestyle change! Last night I finally made Parmesan chicken from the Mrc plan with the melba toast and it was awesome! I had it with sautÚd squash and it was really great food! I have to remember how great I ate on this plan! It will probably be permanent for me and its ok!
I have also decided that when I choose to be off program for a holiday, its for a big one like Christmas. The other ones are just not worth it to me and my goal in life...... Oh and one other thing I learned in this regaining process, I learned that when I started gaining the weight back little things irritated me again. Like kids running upstairs, hubby and his weird stuff..LOL Well, I can remember going into the MRC and talking with my gal and she said ya know the things you are talking about and how unhappy you are right now reminds me of the Angela that walked in here at 310 lbs. See I was not happy with myself, I had no energy to take care of my family the way they needed to be taken care of. But when I started gaining back I went in to complain about "poor" me my family is so unappreciative and they want me to do EVERYTHING! My gal said remember when you first started felling good again (even loosing the first 10 lbs) you could move mountains and still take care of your family! Dang she had my number! I had to realize it's not my hubby he didn't change! It was me being unhappy again!!! So if this program takes me a little bit longer to lose weight it is okay, because the lessons I am learning about myself are great. But in all reality I do not ever want to gain this back again. Full speed ahead!
And Goose welcome back as well! You are very right we can do this!
Ladystarrider and Theycallmemom we are lucky to have found support here online, so if we do gain... we can learn from it and loose it again! But hopefully the fear will keep us on track. Best wishes .... Angela