I'm just treading water: doing loads of exercise, losing a few lbs, having a big weekend or a few lazier or more indulgent days, putting the few lbs back on. Repeat ad nauseam. It has got to stop! I am due to be filmed for the follow up "My Big Fat Cycle Challenge" in April and do NOT want to be the fattie who failed to keep the weight off.
That said, as I have said before, the programme was by no means a failure. I'm MUCH happier. Simple as that. I'm more relaxed and confident as I go through my everyday life. While I have gained some weight and am stuggling to lose it, it was not a lot (10 lbs over several months) and I'm still lighter than I was over a year ago. I have been much more consistent in keeping up with the exercise and have far fewer blowouts with either food or drink. The "Fog" which I have alluded to a few times has been a much less frequent visitor to my shores.
I think the above is why I'm having difficulty in losing the weight. Steve Peters said ages ago when we first started filming that, if we're happy as we are, we won't lose weight. He's right but it is a question of degree. I am happy but I also want to lose weight. Not a massive amount, around a stone and a half, but enough that it requires some actual effort and deprivation/discipline.
So, how am I going to achieve this?? Looking back at my New Year's resolutions, I notice that I have not addressed any of the weight based ones seriously. So that could be a good first step.