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Old 02-24-2018, 04:17 AM   #1  
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i Started my weight loss journey a year ago and since then have lost 40 kg in December I had lossed 45 however I gained 10 and am now losing it again

I keep going in this cycle where I lose 2 or 3 kg and then gain it again I canít seem to stay on track as much as I want to

I wake up in the morning and say to myself today willl be a good day but by the evening Iíve ruined it

If anyone could give me some advice on how to not let myself slip I would be extremely grateful
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:58 AM   #2  
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i Started my weight loss journey a year ago and since then have lost 40 kg in December I had lossed 45 however I gained 10 and am now losing it again

I keep going in this cycle where I lose 2 or 3 kg and then gain it again I canít seem to stay on track as much as I want to

I wake up in the morning and say to myself today willl be a good day but by the evening Iíve ruined it

If anyone could give me some advice on how to not let myself slip I would be extremely grateful
Hi Friendlybanana, someone who's yo-yoed before I can understand where you are coming from. The way I see it, I told myself when starting my weight loss journey that it is a lifestyle change and not a diet. I eat things I like, I like desserts so I find healthy alternatives and I see that if the alternative is available I tend to choose it. And I try to stay active as much as I can (I enjoy yoga and running myself). So I would suggest to find what you like and it'll be easier to stick to it. It will also give you a little leg room if you let yourself go a little one day. Finally, remember it's a marathon and not a race. So if you fall of the bandwagon, it doesn't matter, tell yourself you needed that day and start fresh the next day. But it does have to be commitment, a promise you are making to yourself (stay healthy-make positive changes). I hope that helps and don't worry I'm sure you'll succeed you already lost so much. if anything that shows you are a strong person. Good luck!
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:48 AM   #3  
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Thank you so much, I think thatís half my problem I set myself unrealistic goals ie a stone in a month I spend 2 weeks starving myself only lose a few lbs get really disappointed and then end up eating loads and gaining weight again I think I need to work on maintainable changes like you said
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Old 02-24-2018, 04:38 PM   #4  
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If you're starving yourself then you're doing it wrong. You don't need to be hungry to lose weight. What you eat is more important than how much you eat, so focus on eating healthy foods and avoid junk food. Healthy foods tend to be more filling, so you'll be less likely to overeat.

If it's hard to resist eating junk food then don't buy it. If you have junk food in your home, I'd suggest throwing it out.

1 stone (14 lbs) per month is too much. Aim for about 2 lbs per week.

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Old 02-26-2018, 10:12 AM   #5  
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Friendlybanana,
I would love to loose my 40lbs in as short a time as possible but let's face it, its not realisitic and its not sensible.
As mentioned by mjf, 2lbs a week is both attainable and safe. Setting unrealistic goals often leads to disappointment.Safe and steady is better as its easier to maintain in the long-run.
I weighed myself this morning (I only started my diet this day last week) and I lost 2.2lbs in the last week.It's not a huge amount but its an amount i can maintain for the next few months and I can't say that i was starving at any point during the week.
You couldn't cram for a final year exams in a couple of weeks and expect to gain a first class honour.Give yourself and your body the time it needs and go easier on yourself.Be patient with yourself.I know myself that can be the hardest part.I want instant results!! But that's just not attainable.
Slow and steady.
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:56 PM   #6  
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Yeah youíre defiently right, I went and done a shop yesterday and didnít buy any junk food, and starting today Iíve had 4 healthy meals which Iím really pleased about, thank you so much for all your advice!
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Old 02-26-2018, 01:17 PM   #7  
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Glad to hear it! Slowly but surely it will become natural changes in your life and it will be become.simply habit.
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