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Weekly Weigh In : One Month of Sucessful Maintenance !

Posted by Susan on June 27, 2009

I’ve done it ! Inspite of a few meltdowns , a few indulgences, and continued determination to not be one of the millions of dieters who reach goal weight and gain it all back , I’ve done it ! I think that I’ve finally found the formula that works for me , and feel more relaxed and confident that I can do this for the long term.
I’ve continued workout 6 days a week , plus an active rest day. I am eating no more than 1800 calories a day, and as it turns out, it is plenty of food. I am allowing for indulgences here and there but planning it out and lightening up calories the next day or two to make up for it. All in all I am feeling like maintenance is something I will be able to manage.
Whew ! What a relief ! I was really worried about it, as you can tell by all of my prior desperate posts. This is a tough transition, but I’ve learned a lot this month, and I think I’ve gained some knowledge about my body and what works best for it. Such foreign territory ! But it is all good. I am doing it, and slowly but surely becoming more confident with it.
But no matter what , the one thing I will never do is stop being mindful , stop paying attenetion, and stop planning ! I will also never stop working out and staying as active as I can during my days, get plenty of water, and get plenty of sleep. All healthy habit that I started when I began this journey, ones that I plan on keeping up for life. It is a choice.
I may have a little something exciting to report later……………I am not sure it will pan out today but I will keep you posted !

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Weekly Weigh In :

Posted by Susan on June 20, 2009

This morning I weighed in (as you can see) at 138.6 lbs. That marks 3 weeks of sucessfully maintaining my goal weight ! Yay!
I think that , after much agonizing ,I have finally come up with the “magic number” in terms of calorie intake. I think that I am best off keeping it to the 1800 calorie range. I can go higher and lower as I need to according to socail plans that come up, but higher being no higher than 2000 if at all possible.
Tomorrow I am going to my FIL’s for Father’s Day. I am not sure what will be served food-wise, but I plan on eating light and working out before we go so that I am able to be a little more flexible and not be the odd man out. This particular part of the family ( Matt’s dad and his stepmother) are not very tolerant of my dieting. They make a big deal when I say no to certain foods, do a lot of eye rolling, and make comments. They haven’t seen me since Christmas , and am at least 40 lbs. lighter since then. I am sure they are going to be even more relentless with comments and watching everything I put in my mouth. I plan on eating what is served in reasonalbe portions and not listen to what anyone has to say.
Does anyone one else get that? Family members know you are watching what you eat, dieting , or see that you have lost weight , and then eye ball everything you eat and drink, sometimes asking, “your not going to eat all that are you?”. It is like they feel they have the right to monitor you. I think for the most part they do it in the spirit of well meaning……. but I must be honest, it really burns me !
I try to ignore it. When I was restrictive dieting, and refused things that were served in the past , and my body never changed, I used to imagine that they were saying after I left….. “for all the dieting she does, she never gets any thinner !”
I am sure that I am going to hear what I have been hearing lately, the new comment……”don’t lose anymore ! Maybe your too skinny!”. I feel like I need to defend myself , to make an official announcement to all friends and family……. ” THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CONCERN , BUT I AM AT THIS MOMENT AT A HEATHY WEIGHT FOR MY HEIGHT !!!!”
Anyway, I will just endure it. I know what’s what and I am keeping track myself , and don’t need their help thank you very much ! (ha! ha!)
Well, I just got done working out and I need to get started. I have a To Do List a mile long . I am also hoping to put up a progress pic this weekend. The last one I posted was 149 lbs. I never posted anything for my goal weight. So much to do in so little time !!!!!! Have a great day !

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