... and pretty much it was discussing where to stop the "dieting".
My goal weight and ideal weight according to the charts is 117. I reached 115 because I need the cushion to maintain 117. I do not want to go over 120 this winter and 117 is in the middle of the 5 pound range.
I started obsessing about 115 now and was considering 114 to maintain 115 - too unhealthy for me - so I am going to hover between 115 and 117 but I am not going to obsess about 116 anymore, lol.
It's crazy how difficult it is to come out of "losing mode" and into just being happily maintaining!
I do not change my weight ticker anymore. Yes, I will if I get to 115.0 but not after that.
Why? Because I want people to see this can be done. I want people to know that no dream is impossible. 95 lbs gone forever.
I will tell anyone, anytime, what I weigh that morning because yes, I weigh every day. But maintenance means fluctuation and I don't feel the need to keep changing the ticker.
This is what SP is all about, helping one another to reach previously thought impossible dreams! The Spark Program works! Start with Stage One and do the steps no matter how silly they seem. I only missed the collage but I might just make one this year for getting me to follow through with exercising!
Hang clothes on the closet door so you can try them on whenever you start to get discouraged! That really works!! Even if they still don't fit, you will know if you are getting closer!
Eat the calories SP tells you to eat! Do not be afraid! Concentrate on your Cardio and you will be burning calories!
Call on me if you need me! That is why I am still here. We all need each other to make this happen!
I love you!
**When I first heard people asking for a special maintenance ticker I didn't understand. Now that I am maintaining, I can really see the need.