Some relapse will happen especially when we are stressed. I'm not sure I know any working person that's not stressed.
No doubt. But it really hit me, AFTER I spent the last three years using various diets that would take as much as 20 pounds off before failing. That without ANY effort on my part, I kept HALF the weight loss from the Atkins diet I did. 50 pounds never came back in spite of ALL the stress and in spite of the calorie restriction diets and in spite of my exercise getting interrupted by pregnancy, graduate school and baby all at the same time.
Then by accident yesterday I ran across the youtube videos for this forum and watched ALL the Gary Taubes
videos on there, among others, and I can't even figure out how I ended up there! I was looking at something else, ended up spotting something that made me curious about something totally not related, went to that video, then quite by accident ended up watching a video on law carb.... serendipity! The right reminder of past success at just the right moment.
Top it off, the FlyLady put up a note on her Facebook that she had just read Gary Taubes newer book! Posted same day as my watching the videos.
I ordered several books so I perhaps can get my hubby (Sears diet follower) to read one and understand why I NEED to go low carb.
I really enjoyed Atkins when I was doing it. I drank my coffee EXACTLY the way I love it. And lost weight. I ate my favorite foods, the ones that make me feel physically and mentally good--and lost weight. I worked out and built muscles--and lost weight.
Lately I have been mentally foggy and I think that was another bit that pulled me back to remembering how I felt on the Atkins.
I don't mind relapses. I happens. Every morning is a do-over opportunity.
I feel like I am coming back on track for my health and this is exciting!