What Would You Do??
Saturday, March 09, 2019
This is imaginary for some and reality for others. Imagine, that you have worked long and hard to meet your Ultimate Goal Weight. Finally, you are at the weight you have been working so hard for. In all the excitement and celebrations and maybe a treat you don't normally eat, you ask yourself "What next?" Do I continue on the path I am currently following, or do I choose yet another path? What foods do I start adding back into my diet that I previously stopped eating? Where do I go to find out what path I should take? Do I listen to my heart? Do I ask a friend? Do I talk with my doctor? Do I check the internet? What would you do?
Now, Imagine that you have been in maintenance for say one month. You continued to follow the path you took to lose the weight to begin with. You began adding some of the foods that you forbid yourself to eat. What would you do if you started to gain weight? Who would you turn to for ideas on what to do next?
I have been in maintenance now for a little over a year. For the past 10 weeks, I haven't gained one ounce. I have been maintaining the same weight. Today when I weighed, I nearly passed out. My Wii board said I weighed nearly 5 pounds more than my ultimate goal weight. I began to panic and wondered how in the world I could gain nearly 5 pounds in a week? Well, I can think of a few things. So I changed the batteries in the Wii board and yes, alas, I weighed again. Whew, I weighed my ultimate goal weight!! Praise God! WHEW! But it got me to thinking, what would I do if that were reality?? Who would I turn to?
So now I am posing the question to my SparkFriends. If you had met your Ultimate Goal Weight and you fought hard for every pound lost. What would you do if you started to gain the weight back? Would you add more exercise? (I do a lot of exercise.) Would you change what you are eating? Would you just give up? What would you do to return to your Ultimate Goal Weight?