In April, I gave up soda and ice cream in an effort to slim down. I had gained about 30 pounds since Guppy was born, which was just ridiculous. Who gains weight AFTER the baby is born? I am ass backwards.
I've managed to shed about 35 pounds, which is all kinds of awesome, but now comes the super duper hard part for me - maintenance. When I am losing weight, I have a goal that I am constantly striving toward. Although I hate depriving myself of sugar, it is fairly easy for me to stay on track when I am motivated. The hard part for me is maintaining the weight loss.
When I reach my goal weight, I don't go hog-wild and eat whatever I want, but overtime I always end up reverting back to my old habits. One can of pop won't hurt - right? I am just going to eat ice cream this one time. I think I'll have a small bowl of cereal. And thus begins my downward spiral into fatness. I have a serious sweet tooth. And once I start eating a little sugar, I tend to go overboard. For example, I love Coco Krispies. LOVE THEM! But I cannot have that cereal in the house, because I will eat half of the damn box in one morning. I will literally refill my bowl 3 damn times.
Basically, there is no middle road with me. It is all or nothing. When am I going to learn how to behave like a healthy person? Apparently never. I read on another blog that maintaining a weight is hard, because it is like running a race with no finish-line. I think that pretty much sums up why I struggle to stay at a healthy weight. I eventually get tired of running.