Advertisement

Week #12: Celebrate Success

By EatingWell Editors

Secrets to keeping the weight off for good.


READER'S COMMENT:
"The EatingWell "Diet" is sort of a misnomer - because it's really about changing your eating and exercise habits (for the healthier) for life. What are the most helpful things you've learned during this Challenge? How will you keep...
COMMENTS POSTEDsort icon

The EatingWell "Diet" is sort of a misnomer - because it's really about changing your eating and exercise habits (for the healthier) for life. What are the most helpful things you've learned during this Challenge? How will you keep applying them to help you lose even more weight (or to keep off the weight you've already lost)?

EatingWellNicci, Charlotte, Vt

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 5:49pm

I am starting to think about this because I met my first big goal and am trying to figure out when my weight-loss diet can end. But I need a reward!!! I remember the EW article with Mike Huckabee where he said to reward yourself with a music CD or something, instead of food... On the other hand, maybe I should budget to include Ben & Jerry at my next feast! I do feel better, and want to keep increasing my physical activity. I will definitely continue to weigh myself daily, and make sure to get protein with every meal (e.g. yogurt or eggs. I will have healthy snacks if I feel hungry, instead of waiting and gobbling. I will look out for sugar cravings. Am I going to keep tracking calories?? it's very time consuming. Also I have mostly avoided restaurants so far & will need to deal with them eventually.

Elizabeth, Westford, MA

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 5:49pm

I'm very excited to be close to my final goal weight and fitting in to many of my goal size clothes. To keep this up, I have a year of planned non-food rewards to celebrate another month of maintenance. Also, I am looking at some of my favorite foods and restaurants to be sure I can identify the calories for these so I can continue my calorie counting. I've got a husband who's on my side for keeping my maintenance plans going. We both enjoy our healthy, whole foods menu. I'm learning how to exercise without needing a dvd (my most favorite exercise), instructor, machine, or anything beyond an elastic band. This will help me when I'm on vacation, watching to switch things up, or focus on different body parts. I'm staying away from trigger items for the beginning while incorporating treats and increasing larger servings of MUFAs.

Sonja, Boston, MA

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 5:49pm



more smart savings

Connect With Us

20 minute dinner recipes
Advertisement

EatingWell Magazine

Advertisement
20 minute dinner recipes
Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner