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Jul 28, 2017 · Staying Motivated for the Long Haul in Healthy Living

Thank you for the link, @rosemarya

I have been following the Mayo Clinic Diet since March 2016 – I lost 40 pounds and have been taken off diabetes medication, but have gained 10 pounds since April (which, ironically, is when I stopped taking Metformin!) Knowledge is not my issue – follow through is. If I’ve learned anything, it’s this: every day for me will be a struggle and there are times when making healthy choices is easy and other times when it’s all I can do to force myself to step away from the fridge! My goal is to shorten the “out-of-control” periods and increase the “focused” periods in the hopes that one day healthy habits become second nature to me and every day I’m in control and focused.

Thanks for your post. Enjoy your day!

Linda

Jun 29, 2017 · Staying Motivated for the Long Haul in Healthy Living

Thanks for the welcome @JustinMcClanahan.

This isn’t the first time I’ve been in this situation and I honestly don’t know what sets me off course. Ironically, it seems to occur when I reach a milestone–as if I run one lap of a race and “forget” I’ve got more to go! My concern is that once I get off course, it can take YEARS for me to get back on track. I don’t want that to be the case this time.

I, too, look forward to hearing what @ihatediabetes has to share.

Thank you.

Jun 29, 2017 · Staying Motivated for the Long Haul in Healthy Living

My biggest obstacle to maintaining a healthy weight is a seemingly invisible “switch” that goes on and off in my brain. When it’s “on” I am in the zone and can avoid the most decadent temptations and will exercise faithfully. But, about a year to 15 months into my healthy lifestyle, the switch turns to “off” and I lose focus and revert to my bad habits of poor food choices (both in what I eat and how much I eat) and I become more sedentary. I am at that point now and I feel a slow panic building as the number on the scale inches upward. I know what I should do, but I am at a loss as to how to get my mojo back. Suggestions, anyone!?