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Weekly Weigh In : Maintenance Week # 1

Posted by Susan on June 6, 2009

I have decided to post my weekly weigh in on Saturdays as usual. Although for now I am weighing myself every morning, just to get an idea of how much I fluctuate , and to see how the extra food is effecting me.

This morning my wiehgt is 138.8 lbs. Not too bad considering I had a “free day” on Tuesday (ate out for 2 meals) and I upped my calories somedays. This week I will up my calories to 16oo. I was eating about 1500 this week. I am so afraid to up calories. But I don’t want to lose anymore weight ( I can’t believe I am saying this !)

I am aslo going back to a Saturday Rest Days from working out. I added the extra cardio when my weight loss was stalling a month ago. Since we Hike on Sundays, and Saturdays are never total rest days, more like active rest days, I will try this on for this week and see how it fits !

I learned a few things about maintaining this week. First of all, I am proud to say that although it was a week of freedom, of not being on my regular schedual, I still did well. I ate out , I still worked out everyday, and I kept my food reasonable. Being off schedual was always my down fall. During the work week I can always stay on track because everything is regimented. I eat breakfast/ lunch/ dinner and snacks at specific times. On days off it is a challenge because I need to adjust things according to what I am doing, and what I am doing is never the same.

I learned this week that maintaining has a lot to do with listening to you body. (especially when dining out ! ) When your body is telling you it is full……. LISTEN ! This is a totally new concept for me ! I have always been one to ignore my body and never waste a good meal ! (even a not so good meal !)

I learned this week that daily weighing is important, even though I wasn’t to keen on the idea at first. It allowed me to know when I needed to ease up on my intake, go lighter today because I went heavier yesterday. I was up a pound on Wed. morning because of the 2 meals out on Tues. so I lightened up on Wed. and was right back on point by Thurs. So yes, I will be daily weighing for a while.

I also learned that maintaining is not as scarey as I thought it would be. Yes at times it feels like hit or miss, but for the most part it is being totally mindful. Keeping an eye on yourself and babysitting the goal number, making sure it doesn’t get in any trouble !

Today another one of my “First’s” is planned. (depending on weather) I am , for the first time since I’ve moved here 2 years ago, going to the beach ……. in a swim suit ! I am a little nervous about it , I am not fat anymore, but I have loose skin, and some bumpy mess on my butt and lower thighs, (hoping a light tan will help disguise these lovely points ) but I am still going to do it ! This was one of my reasons for working my butt off in the first place , so I am not going to allow fear to stand in the way of a victory. My suit is a bit baggy in the butt area, I need a smaller size bottom, and unfortunately I need a smaller top as well, but it will do for today.

I am going to keep Jen , my favorite Prior Fat Girl’s words in my head ……… Who cares what anyone else thinks ayway ! Wish me Luck ! (and decent weather !)

*** I am such a dork ! I just realized (duh !) that I have been spelling the word Maintenance wrong for like……….ever ! I wish this thing had spell check ! I have a dcitionary sitting next to my laptop from here on out !!!!! Forgive me for my stupid mistake !

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3 Responses to “Weekly Weigh In : Maintenance Week # 1”

  1. mak'n Changes said

    I am happy I have found your blog. It will be good to watch you learn how to maintain and that way I will learn thru you. As far as the bathing suit goes,,,,, WORK IT GIRL! I bought a bikini today and I plan on going to the public pool a TON this summer. I probably will be nervous the first time,, but then its on after that. If I get up the nerve, I'll take a picture and put in on my page……he he……. I'll probably feel like im posting porn or something *laugh*
    Anyway,,, Im way proud of you and look forward to learning from you. Thanks
    Cindie

  2. Syl said

    Way to go Susan!

  3. Jen, a priorfatgirl said

    AND…I'm so glad you did it! You wore your swimsuit, even though you didn't make it to the beach. YAY!

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