Hi i started at about 166 pounds which was too much for me at 5 foot 5 inches. I have a small frame so i didn't carry the weight well, i deffinately looked podgey!
When i reached goal, my hip bones and collar bone were too prominent but thats when my legs start to look good or passable....as they are quite chunky!
All that was left to do was get a fitness routine going but christmas and illness took over and i started eating what i liked....oops!!!
I had been so in control and could never imagine bingeing again to the point of being so full i would feel ill and scared to move.
The way to get in control is to stop eating junk and the cravings stop over time! However as soon as you start eating them again, you are in trouble and stuck in a vicious circle.
Never say you cannot have something or that you are not allowed...this makes you think about it more and want it more. Instead say you can have it, but why would you want it when it makes you feel bad mentally and physically....and besides these so called nice foods dont even taste as good as we thought they would but we eat them till we are full to bursting...well i did!
It is important to make a decision and stick with it, don't start doubting yourself, because when doubt sets in so do the negative thoughts and the little voice saying just one wouldn't hurt.
I found that after eating healthy and thus feeling great!!!! i could get away with an off day! An off day would be a friends birthday so cake and coffee, or an evening at the cinema hence a few sweets or chocs. This would happen once a month and each time i would be right back on track the next day. The cravings come back with very quickly if you do this too often,,,i learned what i could get away with!
These so called off days would of course mean extra calories consumed which did not worry me at all, in fact it was a good thing!!! If you eat the same amount of calories each day, your metabolic rate slows down and losing weight becomes more of a struggle and disheartening. When you change your calorie intake every few days it keeps the furnace burning so to speak.
Anyway i have probably waffled on too much, but if it helped then great.
I just need to listen to my own advice and lose these regained pounds