Thursday, September 24, 2009
18 months with Sparks and 5 months at goal and I am proud that I am in control of my weight. It is a daily "battle", not really the right word, but does reflect how much attention I give maintenance. It is easier to default into losing, but the up and down of natural body fluctuations is the hurdle of maintenance, for me. I have a five pound window and have once gone outside it since being at goal, BUT-- I got back to where I want to be by dropping my calories a bit and focusing on tracking my food better. Each time I gain more confidence that I CAN handle the ups and downs.
My going to sleep mantra lately is "I am STRONG, I am in CONTROL, I CHOOSE my DESTINY daily".
The ups and downs of maintenance is the journey. In my "old" life, the ups were 100 to 1 to the downs so of course I do not believe that when I go to the up side of my window that I will bring it down again. But, each time I do is another confirmation of my new tools and ability.
For anyone that thinks once the weight is gone the battle is over... HELLO- this is the battle to win and I am WINNING!