2012 was the year that I lost 31.5 kg and became a Life-time Member of Weight Watchers. I am not trying to market Weight Watchers, but I have to say that the program was a very important part of my weight loss journey, and continues to be so.
The advantage of being a Weight Watchers life-time member is that you get free visits to meetings and discount on products. But there are certain conditions you have to fulfil, such as continue to be within 2 kg of your target weight, and visit a meeting to be weighed, at least every month. The beauty of this ongoing program is it provides continuing motivation and support for me to maintain my weight.
What I have found over the last few weeks since reaching my goal weight is that it's difficult to maintain my motivation. Part of the problem is I feel I have nothing to strive for. It doesn't take much for me to skip my exercise or go outside my eating plan. I've come to the conclusion that losing weight is easy....keeping it off is a whole other ball game!
Have you ever achieved a goal and then wondered “what's next?” How do you deal with that feeling of achieving something and finding it to be an anti-climax?
Any suggestions for long term strategies for how I can keep my weight off?