Sitting at my in-laws house this evening I perused the daily paper. Granted it was not a broadsheet, but rather The Sun! Still, it can be an amusing read!
The middle page spread was rather alarming for me to read, given the last six months that I have devoted to healthy eating, and losing weight.
All these ‘Super Slimmers’, the faces that had been associated with various diet plans, such as Lighter Life, The Cambridge Diet, and Slimming World, who slipped back into the overweight depths after a couple of years.
Upon reading the article it claims that basically if you are planning on losing weight, then great, but most dieters tend to put it all back on, and then some within 2 years!
I must admit, the last time I lost a considerable amount of weight, it was hard to maintain the eating regime that had been set, and yes, I did slowly gain all the weight back, with a little extra on top.
Am I gonna allow this to happen to me again?
Am I planning on being one of their statistics for failure?
The answer to that is “No!”
I am aware that in order to keep my weight at the level I would like, I need to make sure I don’t lapse into the bad eating habits of the past. I actually enjoy eating meals the Slimming World way, and you have all seen the photos of the yummy food I have ingested recently!
Once I hit my last target, I won’t officially stay a member of Slimming World, but I have enough knowledge now to make better food choices. I will aim to get that little bit more active too so exercise does its part.
And in some way, I will continue to blog about it. Writing about my healthy living has been a huge inspiration to me, I always want to report a positive week, rather than a downer, saying I give up.
This way, hopefully, two years down the line, I can look back and say “Whatever!” to those researchers, “Look at me, still slim after losing all that weight two years ago!”
There is a documentary about these Slimmers tomorrow which I plan to watch too, so maybe I’ll get some more pointers about what not to do, in order to maintain my weight!