On 2007 January 21st I weighed 223.8 pounds.
On 2008 January 21st I weighed 178 pounds.
On 2009 January 19th I weighed 181.22 pounds.
In other words, I more or less maintained the weight loss I wrote about in Stick a fork in me I’m done for one year.
I don’t have statistics handy, but I’ve seen many articles over the years to the effect that only a very small percentage of people stay slimmed down after they lose excess weight. The figures get even more dim after 5 years.
Knowing this, I decided to keep adding serial goals to my weight control program even after I achieved my goal weight of 178 lbs. The first of these goals was to maintain my weight loss for 1 year, which would make me eligible to join the National Weight Control Registry. I sent away for my application two days ago!
My next goal is to go from 181.22 lbs back down to 178 lbs.
After that, my goal is to maintain 178 lbs for another year in increments of monthly goals. My ultimate goal is to maintain the weight loss for a full 5 years.
To help myself along I decided to open up this new category on my blog for periodic reports on my maintenance efforts. Stick a fork in me I’m done will answer all of your questions about my initial weight loss. No gimmicks, just regular tracking.
BTW, I had a frozen vegan lasagna and tofu knish tonight for dinner. Combined, just under a slim 500 calories, but very filling and satisfying. Life can be sweet! 🙂
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