Today I record a podcast in the car. I'm talking about Kirstie Alley who has gained 83 lbs (I mistakenly said 86 lbs). She explains to Oprah that she just quit doing what she did to lose the weight in the first place. I also have a sneaking suspicion that she did this for exposure as she is planning on releasing her own weight loss program (after she loses the weight).
Are we surprised that she gained the weight? She ate better, and exercised, and she lost weight. Now she has quit doing those things and she gained all of her weight, and even more.
We need to stop the all or nothing mentality and strive for a balance. Just because you have a bad day, you shouldn't go “I know I couldn't do it and quit.” Get back on the horse, plan for those times when you can't avoid the cake, and try to find balance. Never, EVER, give up.
Here is a reporter with some excerpts from Kirstie on Oprah.