Saturday, May 05, 2012
I did it! I finally changed my ticker to no longer show weight loss but to show number of weeks of weight maintenance. That is simply a more significant accomplishment to track and celebrate now.
It was hard to give up that ticker showing that 80+ pounds lost. I like that visual, but I think I'll get to love the weekly addition on my current ticker and it will keep me focused on what really matters.
I am considering any scale number between BMI 20-21 (124-130 pounds) as my maintenance range. If I weigh over, but get back within a week, I'm counting that as maintenance. Right now my default weight is about 128 and I fluctuate from there. I had hoped to make it 126, but for now, I'm switching my goal from losing a couple pounds to eating as healthy as possible.
I'm really working on strength training now (and it may be better to gain muscle when I'm not trying to lose weight) and I'll start training for a half marathon on June 9th. I just changed my SP generated workout to the Intermediate Runners Workout. I'll use that stability ball workout when I can't get to the gym. I got a new workout for the gym , too, designed by a Wellness Coach just for me. I'm going to wait to choose the half marathon I'll run until I join the group. I'd like to find a buddy or two to run with and I may choose the the Disney night half marathon on November 9th. We'll see.
My current ticker reflects my new focus on celebrating maintenance. I've got a new attitude!!