Goal Reached...Husband says STOP!...Begin Maintenance
Saturday, April 24, 2010
This morning, my "official" weigh-in day, I was 131.5 pounds - that's down 26.5 pounds from last November. (I'm 5' 6.75" tall) That's .5 pounds lower than my last goal. A few weeks ago my dear husband began worrying that I was not eating enough or losing too much. I told him then that I was NEVER going to be anorexic or bulimic and that he could tell me to stop losing and I would comply. He graciously allowed me to continue to the last goal without nagging, but since I have now reached it, he wants me to stop.
It's really fine with me. I'm not attached to a number on the scale. What I want is a great figure. I'm thrilled to be fitting into size 6 pants - and some of them are too loose now! I need to continue to build muscle so my tummy will flatten more, but I don't feel like I need to keep losing weight.
HOWEVER... I'm not sure finding the calorie level for maintenance will be easy.
I'm going to go look at maintenance teams today.
I'm going to need all the help I can get! Thanks to everyone who has helped, encouraged and motivated me when I needed it! You've made the journey much more pleasant, and together we've accomplished the first part of what I set out to do - lose the weight. Now for the hard part - keeping it off FOREVER!