I joined Weight Watchers when I was a teenager and spent most of my time there yo-yo'ing; I'd lose 5 lbs, gain back 2, lose 1, gain 1, etc. I went away to college in Georgia and got more focused on school work than my looks and dieting. I didn't even check my weight until a doctor's visit 2 years later, where I found out I lost 25 lbs. When I went back home, I started eating healthy and walking several times a week. I also stopped eating after 8:00pm, but I didn't lose any weight. A month later, I had to fly back to Georgia for a few days; I said "screw it" that week and ate badly (basically a week of donuts and waffles). When I came home, I found out I'd lost another 10 lbs.
It seems that as long as I eat junk a few times a week, I'll stay at my current weight. I'm just worried because I don't what other health risks eating too much junk can cause in the long run. My family has a history of diabetes and high blood pressure/cholesterol. As happy as I am about losing 35 lbs, it's not my goal weight. I'd like to lose another 20 lbs, but any attempt to lose has the opposite effect. I actually LIKE working out, too, and that makes things even more frustrating.
Is this kind of thing common?? Sometimes I wonder if I'd lose more eating nothing but fried foods and cake than I do working out and eating whole grains.