The Dirty Truth About Long Term Weight Loss Success

What really comes with long term weight loss success and tips for enjoying your journey towards a healthier lifestyle. 

Whether you’ve been a loyal reader of The Lemon Bowl for the last eight years or are reading my website for the first time, you may not know that in February of 2006 I began my weight loss journey. If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to read How I Lost 59 Pounds and Kept it Off before reading the rest of this post.

Fast forward 12 years, I felt it was time to pause and take a moment to get down and dirty with all of you. It’s time to come clean and share the hard truth about long term weight loss success, the part no one tells you about. The part no one seems to mention in those glittery weight loss ads, inspirational fitness commercials and endless advertisements for magic diet pill.

Before I dive in, I want to make one thing very clear. Whether you’ve heard me say it once or one hundred times, I didn’t decide to reach a healthy weight so that I could fit into size 2 skinny jeans. When you’re wearing size 22 Lane Bryant pants or sneaking into the men’s section at Gap to buy 42 waist jeans, the last thing you care about is being a single digit size.

You just want to be able to shop where your friends shop. That’s pretty much it. To this day, the lowest size I’ve ever reached is the size I’m wearing as I write this post: a beautiful, healthy and normal size 10. Ten. Two numbers: 1-0.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way,…

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