I was a member of FitDay like 12 years ago. I hit my goal weight, 145, solved my numerous chronic health issues, and propelled myself into a whole new healthy body and adventurous life! And even more amazingly I've kept most of that weight off all this time!
I'm here now because a few years ago I suffered a serious back injury that threw my finances into a total tailspin; over the last few years I've seen my weight creep up a bit and those health problems peek back into my life because of the rock-bottom grocery budget I've had to maintain as a consequence of the money situation. I'm finally at a place where I can invest more in healthier food, and I was just remembering earlier this week how helpful FitDay had been long ago when I was first getting healthy. I was just floored to see that my account's still in the system--and along with it all my blogs, menus, daily progress reports, everything I did 10+ years ago! Wow! I'm just blown away by all the memories I'm reliving as I look at it all again.
I've got 20 pounds to lose now to get back to that goal weight, but I'm not stressing over it. I know what to do; I've got a kitchen full of awesome healthy food choices, and a heart full of determination. 20 pounds is a lot easier to lose than 80, let me tell you that from experience!
I just wanted to tell anybody listening that yes, it's possible to keep weight off for the long term. Yes, you are going to succeed if you just find the approach that suits your body and keep at it. I know how difficult it is to break free of this world's programming about food and how hard those first steps are. I know the conventional wisdom about regaining the weight and all that. But I managed to keep just about all of it off, and so can you. Don't give up. Your health is important.