Saturday, September 27, 2014
When I originally lost my weight I went 3 to 5 pounds under my goal. It was not a good thing, for me anyway. I looked unhealthy and had the "lollipop look." That's when your head looks big because your body is too skinny, like a lollipop.
I have since maintained my weight, which includes that 3 to 5 pounds. I'll admit, at first I was freaked by the number on the scale. However, I have learned that 3 to 5 pounds means health. I look better in clothes...I now have a butt! I feel stronger and have muscle tone.
My original goal weight was 140 lbs. My weight range is now 135 to 140 lbs, and I have successfully maintained around 137 lbs. I find that if I start eating too little, my energy level decreases and I just feel sluggish.
Maintenance is an ongoing learning process. As I age and perimenopause progresses into "real" menopause, I know more changes are bound to occur. My metabolism will continue to slow and my required calorie intake will need to be adjusted.
I am ready! I have learned so much on this journey, but one lesson that really mattered to me is that a few pounds heavier can be a good thing!!
Happy moving today!