It’s important to mention that ultimately I had very little control over how much weight I was to regain. I knew what weight I wanted to be at (175 lbs seemed like a great number for me). But when I weighed a 125 lbs there was very little I could do to control that outcome.
However, for the most part I was able to control my behaviors. Each day I had much more control over when, how, what I ate than whether or not I’d ultimately weigh 175 lbs or 172 lbs or 168.4 lbs.
The interesting thing was that when I started focusing more on improving the nutrition habits that I could control the outcome (weighing a certain weight on the scale) became less important.
Ultimately I’ve happily settled in around 165-170 pounds for a few years now. I do know that if I’d like my clothes to fit a little tighter, aka gain more weight, there are a few basic behaviors I need to do:
- Eat more quality foods.
- Get good rest.
- Practice stress management.
- Have fun workouts.
Those are behaviors that I have much more control over. The nice result is that the outcome usually takes care of itself and I find myself hardly preoccupied by some arbitrary number on a scale now.
What behaviors are helping you get closer to your current goal? Can you do more of that behavior? What would that look like?