Getting Psychologically Ready For Maintenance
Monday, April 11, 2011
9 pounds left to reach a really lovely goal weight for me-- a realistic goal weight that still puts me in the "slim and fit" category when a stranger would be asked to describe my physical attributes.
I'm preparing myself for the next lifelong goal, that of maintaining this weight. I've been able to lose and gain weight since my early teens. I've been too thin; I've been.............ahem.........
...............chubby, sometimes in the same year!!
Now that I am a woman-of-a-certain-age and have shed these pounds in a most healthy way and have incorporated good solid exercise six days per week into my life, I must change my attitude about maintaining, something at which I've not been so successful in the past.
What's different now? An epiphany. Hello! I must be diligent forever. Oh. It's that simple? Yes, it's simple; it's just not easy. I at long last realize I will need to monitor my portions for the rest of my life. It's a fact. I accept it with joy.