All Things In Moderation

…….. and moderation in all things .

A Sigh Of Relief !!!!! Ahhhh!!!

Posted by Susan on June 19, 2009

Thank heaven’s it is FRIDAY !!!! This week has been rough , but now it is over and I am sooo glad ! I am ready to head into a new week , (after a nice relaxing weekend) with a better attitude and less negativity……….. I did much too much whining last week and for that I am really sorry. Was it the weather? The constant dark rainy days with no sunshine? Was it hormones kicking up a fuss? Or was I just being a big old baby ? (Yeah that’s it !)

Anyway , I am feeling hopeful and looking forward to an early bedtime, and an early start to my day tomorrow. I think I just may have found my “magic number”. By that I mean I think I’ve found the calorie number that will keep my weight steady. I will know better tomorrow when I do my weekly weigh in.

I have been doing a lot of thinking about the whole weight loss thing. I used to think I had it all figured out. The best way to lose the weight. But what I am realizing is I only figured out the best way for ME ! There is no perfect way. No “one size fits all” solution. We are all so unique, our bodies so complex and individual. What works for me may not be the answer for everyone else. I believe all diet plans work, as long as it is something that fits into your lifestyle, and as long as you are consistant. The same goes for exercise programs.

Maintaining, I am realizing is kind of the same. I need to follow a path that works for me. I need to relax , and stop all the needless drama. Just as I found what worked for me to lose the weight in the first place, I will find what works for me in this phase of journey as well.

I never expected the emotional stuff that goes with this phase. I never expected to feel so out of control. But I need to be rational about this. I am not going on mindless binges, like I have in the past. I am not stuffing myself with baked goods and candy. I am just upping my calories a few hundred here and there. I am not going to step on the scale tomorrow and see that the extra 1/2 a rice cake I just ate caused me to regain all the weight I lost.

I am tired of thinking about it all the time. I’d originally said that I wanted to maintain my weight , and life my life at the same time. I am going to try to focus on that instead of the daily scale number.

So I have a full day planned for tomorrow so I am off to bed ! Hope everyone has a great Friday !

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2 Responses to “A Sigh Of Relief !!!!! Ahhhh!!!”

  1. Tiffany said

    I think that you'll get to a point where maintenance is natural for you and it won't cause you any stress. That'll only come with time.

    And I totally agree with you about how any diet can work as long as it fits in your lifestyle. Everyone's losing formula is different. Right now, I'm working on finding the perfect one for me. I'm losing slowly but surely and tweaking as I go. When I find "it" I'll know.

  2. skinny me! said

    Hey Susan,
    yay for the weekend. I hear you about having a crappy week! What is important though, is that its almost over!!! Just do something fun and relaxing and don't worry about the weight. You look seriously FANTASTIC.

    There is no way you would let yourself gain weight again right! You are too committed. In the past I let it go for 10, 20, 30 pounds, but now I KNOW when I reach goal I WON'T let myself gain too much…and neither will you. 5 pounds would probably be it…and really 5 pounds is nothing. Easy to get rid of. You totally have control of this, just breath and relax…it will be ok 🙂

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