Sunday, March 27, 2011
The first thing I want to say is that I am thrilled quite a few of my Spark friends responded to the no blogging blog.... The support is just so wonderful - and I am thrilled if maybe - just maybe - I helped them get back to being as active as they can be here - This is for us..
I was thinking today that I have been on this weight loss journey for six months now. I found myself once again thinking about how things would change when I reached my goal....this to me is a very dangerous head space... this realization was like a light bulb turning on.....
I am finally realizing that things won't change that much. I may be allowed a few more calories a day - but not eneough that I can eat and drink anywhere close to what I was eating/drinking. I will still have to due portion control, I will still have to exercise, I will still have to make constant "better" choices....
I am hoping that one day I won't be thinking so much about it tho. I guess that will happen when I have sustained the weight for a good stretch of time....
I am really thinking about what I say to myself and my Head Space....I am saying affirmations now that are positive and supportive - like I would say to my best friends....I still catch myself saying and or thinking in the wrong direction and when I do I am trying to figure out how/why I say this to myself...
I thought at this stage of my life I pretty much had most things figured out... now that is just laughable to me....I have a ton to learn and want my head space to be much happier......
Member Comments About This Blog Post
My journey is longer but you have been very inspirational to me. I know that these changes will make a difference and lengthen our lives. More importantly, our lives will be happier and not full of effort and feeling sick or overwhelmed and tired all the time. When I return to work in September of 2013 I want to be at my goal or close to it. Then I will be where you are. Then I will depend on you to motivate me then.
2192 days ago
Maintenance is challenging, and different things work for different people. What works for me is keep my calories in the lower half of my maintenance range most days of the week. Pretty much all my breakfasts, most of my lunches, and maybe dinner 5/7 nights per week are what I ate when I was trying to lose weight. And I keep up the same healthy habits in terms of snacks - fuelling myself with things like fruit and nuts during the day.
I don't have a big sweet tooth (it's not nonexistent, it's just not a big one), so I'm not tempted on a day to day basis to eat cookies, cake, ice cream etc. I AM tempted on a daily basis to eat things like tortilla chips, so I try to limit that to once a week or so.
My favourite indulgence is to go out for a nice meal, and to be able to enjoy eating interesting food when I travel, so I "save" some room in my overall weekly calorie totals to be able to go out for great meals and not think at all about calories. I do watch portion size - in other words I don't eat past the point of feeling comfortably full. But other than that I don't fuss about it. That's what works for me, and I've maintained for almost 11 months now. But, as I said, everyone is different.
2194 days ago
You certainly got me blogging again, so thanks for that.
Funny, I was just thinking how unpleasant I find it to measure and count everything I eat. Life was so much easier when I just ate until I couldn't anymore. But then, that's what got me into trouble in the first place. Good to know it's not just me and that it doesn't have to stop the progress.
2194 days ago
Yes! Be positive with yourself!! I'm working on the same stuff - just so you know you're not alone....Keep up the fantastic work!!
2195 days ago
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