I truly wish I could figure out the switch that clicks to make my brain transfer from the diet/cheat cycle to the this is the way I live cycle. Once I am in this mode it is so right and so comfy. Then something, who knows what, switches it off, and I am in a downward spiral of dieting and cheating and recriminations and weighing in to see if that last change worked.
Paula, I know exactly where you are, I was there when they put me on the prednisone and then I got to come off of it. Very frustrating.
Ruth, I honestly think that getting to the philosophy stage is how I will be able to make maintenance work.