I’m not going back to my hard core, intense, drastic ways of losing weight. Though I am not losing and just maintaining right now, it’s because I am unwilling to do what I deem as crazy things – like cut out all grains & starches, or go gluten free, or refined sugar free, or vegan, or really cut anything out.
Rather, my approach now is just more moderate. I can eat anything and I mean ANYTHING I want, but just not over eat, binge, or stuff myself. I’ve really been at this weight range for over 3 months.
I still eat junk, but not all the time, and when I do, it’s not a lot.
I may only lose 5-10 lbs a year for the next 2-3 years, but that will be enough. Just very little changes here and there.
My sleep habits are good, which is a HUGE thing. I do overall drink water, but I do also drink Coke.
I think having freedom is to be able to eat what you want, but in moderation. My husband can drink Coke way more than me, but so what? I can drink it, too, just in very small quantities and it works for me.
So, I guess though I want to be down another 25 lbs to get my flat abs, it may never happen and that would be alright. My husband loves the way I look and feel, and my ideal goal he doesn’t like. I am getting healthier.
So, I am going to mark this goal as complete as I’ve ended the yoyoing by no longer being extreme and expecting extreme from myself. This not only applies in the eating, but especially in exercising. All I really ever do is walk some, that’s it.
Yes, I can do the hardcore workouts, but I really don’t want to in my situation right now, and perhaps not doing them is ending my yoyoing with the weight? I think so.