Near the end of the craziest year in recent memory for everyone, I decided to jump of a cliff and do something I never dared to try before: a deliberate pause in my weight loss.
I was soooo close to being back under 300 lbs. after gaining the COVID 15-20 (shout out to all of you who can relate!). It took months to get back there, but I knew life was about to get interesting again.
The holidays were quickly approaching. My two college-aged daughters were about to return home for an extended break due to COVID. I've been in this rodeo enough to know that this would be a challenge. Each year, I went in with the hope that I'd lose weight over the holidays. And, each year, that didn't happen.
After listening to Heather from the Half Size Me podcast for a long time and being part of one of her Facebook communities, I wondered if her constant talking about taking a maintenance break applied to someone like me, who was so far from my health goals.
It took some convincing, but I went for it.
Fast forward a few months and I got an email from Heather's assistant with an invitation to be a guest on the podcast to talk about my decision process and how the whole maintenance experiment went. I was shocked, to say the least.
But, here we are! The podcast is now out and I wanted to share it with all of you! Although I cringe at the sound of my voice, I feel the honest discussion is more important than my insecurity over my not-ready-for-primetime pipes.
In this podcast, we talk about:
Also, if you've never checked out Half Size Me, I highly recommend it. I don't get a kick back, but I am a community member and the people there have been an incredible resource for me when it comes to support!
Listen to the podcast below! I hope you enjoy!
I'm Marie. I'm working toward a 200 lb. weight loss goal. I'm doing it with baby steps. Follow my journey here.