Thursday, December 20, 2012

and now....for the rest of my life...

 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?

6 comments:

Louisa said...

I always found it helpful to track a couple of days a week - more at high-foods times of the year, just to continue to work the program.
You're an inspiration! Well done!!
XxLouisa

Jiawa Liu said...

omg that is so amazing!!

Sarah Stewart said...

Thanks Louisa...great advice...and what I am doping at the moment. Needless to say, Christmas was a disaster, so back on the straight and narrow now. cheers Sarah

Jiawa: thank you :)

Anonymous said...

You could focus on specific goals that support maintaining your weight. You are midwife so maybe be part of a program for to be moms that emphasizes healthy activities. Maybe yoga, walking/running, nutrition, etc. Or find a specific goal, you could even blog it. For example, one new health recipe a week trying a new food. Or, train for a half marathon. Or try one new sport/activity a month. Or use your favorite health food ingredients and make new recipes for them.

Anonymous said...

You could focus on specific goals that support maintaining your weight. You are midwife so maybe be part of a program for to be moms that emphasizes healthy activities. Maybe yoga, walking/running, nutrition, etc. Or find a specific goal, you could even blog it. For example, one new health recipe a week trying a new food. Or, train for a half marathon. Or try one new sport/activity a month. Or use your favorite health food ingredients and make new recipes for them.

Sarah Stewart said...

Like the idea of a specific gola. There's a fun run coming up in March for 5km which will be a challenge for me. I think I'll start training, and enter into that.