Blick reporter advises
You should do that if the kilos don’t tumble off so quickly
The first kilos tumble off quickly – but what if you can’t go on losing weight? Blick reporter Luisa Ita with a field report.
Blick reporter Luisa Ita.
Luisa ItaReporter News
In three years I lost 64 kilos – and yes, it wasn’t always easy. At the beginning I didn’t tell those around me about my change in diet because I didn’t want to fail “publicly”. But at some point I couldn’t hide it anymore: the weight loss was clearly visible, the first kilos tumbled off quickly. The motivation was always huge for me as long as the number on the scales disappeared and compliments rained down.
Now the big but: If the decrease suddenly stagnates, it can spoil the mood. It was the same for me at the beginning. During the holidays I once feasted for several weeks in a row, treating myself to pizza, pasta and a coupe for dessert. The pointer on the scales easily moved a few kilograms up. After the holidays I ran like a savage to the gym and for at least the first few days at home I felt uncomfortable.
The routines have become second nature
Even when my weight loss stagnated, even though I strictly counted calories six days a week and only worked out one day a week, it affected my mood. When I skipped the so-called “cheat day” a few times and I was successful again, that was reassuring for me. Because in the back of my mind there was always the fear that I would fall back into old patterns and gain weight again.
At some point it became apparent that the new routines that I had “practiced” for months had become second nature. As soon as everyday life returned, I was in my familiar surroundings and had my balanced diet, weighing and counting calories back, my weight fell again.
The holiday kilos will soon be falling again
During my weight loss journey, I became more and more aware that the number on the scale is just a guide. The number is influenced by so many factors: salty food, the status of the female cycle or stress. The weight can fluctuate so much in a few days that a slightly higher number no longer shocks me.
Otherwise, I no longer drive myself crazy if I just maintain my weight or even gain something. I have faith that I am getting back into nutritional routines and know that it is just human nature for weight to fluctuate. Currently I weigh a bit more again, because I enjoyed the holidays to the fullest and without prohibitions. I’m convinced that I’ll be rid of the kilos by next Christmas.