Monday, February 11, 2013
For 2 days now I've been craving chocolate. What's up with that? There is no chocolate in this house, so I've been eating around it: Nutella, hot chocolate, more Nutella, more hot chocolate.
Let me tell you, it doesn't work!
Next time I'll just go and get me some good chocolate, and no, I'm not going to count out 2 Hershey's kisses, I'll eat the whole darn bag, get it out of my system and move on.
Much less damage than what I've been doing this weekend.
You won't find me anywhere near the scale tomorrow though, that's for sure.
Luckily I got two good hikes in, so the damage won't be that great.
On Saturday it was really cold, even the mountains were cold...
We found some snow on the trail below the 2000 feet level.
This, too, is SoCal :)
It had rained the night before, and as the morning progressed and the temps warmed up a bit all the ice on the trees started to melt and chunks of ice rained down on us. It was awesome!
Alright, definitely have to work on improving on my nutrition this coming week.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
I was thinking tonight, about maintenance.
What does it mean?
Clearly it means not gaining back the weight that you have so painstakingly lost.
How do you do that?
You continue your healthy living habits you have acquired.
End of the road? Is that all?
Do you really just want to stay stagnant, maintain the status quo?
Continue to measure, weigh, log?
In life nothing ever stands still.
Even in maintenance there is room for improvement. Lots of room.
For me, exercise plays a huge role. Now more than ever.
Replacing some of my fat with muscle is an ongoing project.
Okay, I admit it, I'm addicted to hiking. It has really gotten under my skin.
Tonight I discovered some really mean thigh muscles.
I managed to lose 1 inch off my thighs and I'm rocking those skinny jeans. It took 10 months to lose this 1 inch, so persistence definitely pays.
And if you're hugely active the topic "food" becomes a really small part of your life. It is now what I've always wanted it to be - fuel.
In the last 2 months I dropped 6 lbs. Don't really know how that happened. Well, had a bit of turmoil going on and can definitely say that I'm not a stress eater.
Can't really afford to lose much more weight but will attempt to maintain at this new lower weight. To tell you a secret, it's my dream weight which I was never able to reach when I was actively trying. Go figure.
Keeping on topic with the SparkPeople theme: Life is good on the maintenance front.
Outside of that, I'd have some crazy stories to tell... I finally figured it out - you've got to live a little. And promptly I got myself into trouble. Isn't life delicious?
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