Saturday, March 10, 2007

Long-Term Weight Loss

I wondered if long-term weight loss was impossible as I ride on this roller coaster that is my weight loss journey. As I deprive myself of foods that I love and as I sacrifice time that I need, I have this shadow of doubt in my mind that it’s all worth it. And maybe even detrimental towards really losing weight. So I did a search on the Net and I found this study written by R. R. Wing and S. Phelan (2005). It said that 20% succeed in keeping the weight of for at least a year and that the longer you keep it off the easier it gets.

So there is gold at the end of the rainbow.

1 comment:

TrixieBelden said...

I think there is hope to keep it off long term. I think it is about converting your determination and will into routine actions and decisions that become easier over time. In the beginning it is going to take a lot of effort - at least it has for me - but as time goes on the tough decisions become routine and familiar and you forget you are doing things that are good for you.

I fear no one’s opinion! I am knowledgeable, focused, and efficient. I make this priority and build from experience. I do this for my children and myself. Supported by love, I will persevere.