Well... here we go again. Back in 2016 I started losing weight. I went from 116 kg to 93 and did not just plateau, I hit a solid wall. I went straight from losing 1 kg a week to nothing. No slowing down, just bam! I tried for a while to break the plateau and was having no luck. I had cut my food down as much as I was willing to go, and so increased my exercise.
Then, my wife starts complaining that I lost her "pooh bear" stomach. Not very supportive ha ha.
So I decided to go into maintenance at 93 instead of 85 (my original goal). I maintained for a year and it was going well. Then I got a weird jungle fever that would not go away, and Bell's palsy and went to the hospital. Only 3 days in the hospital but I was bedridden for a month of recuperation.
My daily exercise habit was lost. I tried to get back into it, but it did not go well. I had been walking 6 km a day for over 2 years, and lost it. I would walk 2 or 3 times a week, maybe, unless it was too hot or too rainy (the Philippines is always either too hot or too rainy, you know).
I lost 23 kilos in one year, maintained it for 1 year, then just kind of lost the motivation.
Over the next year I put 17 kilos back on. I am back to 110 (was 116 at my highest), and am trying again. I did tell my wife that her complaining does not help. She said she never complained but when I reminded her of the "pooh bear" comments (numerous comments), she laughed and said that yes, my stomach was cute and she was glad it was back.
I have gone back to tracking, it is important for me. Tracking keeps me mindful. It is so easy to have *just* a little extra to eat, or exercise *just* a little less. Tracking keeps me honest. I told my wife she does not have to actively support me - but to quit complaining about me losing weight. We shall see how that goes.
The motivation to lose is coming from me, which I think is the best motivation. But some support from my wife would certainly not hurt!
So as of Sep 2019 I am back to 110 kilos. My goal, again, is 85... wish me luck (and lots of hard work).