Week 1 of maintenance down
Monday, June 06, 2011
Well, we are done with 1 week of maintenance already. Feeling pretty good about this past week. Surprisingly enough to me, although we are supposed to slowly increase our calorie intake and such, I feel like I have to force myself to eat more calories than the 500 original protocol while on HCG. I know I haven't increased my calories that much, but man, I feel full afterwards! :) I am grateful for the fact that I know portion control once again and that I have a metabolism. Hello metabolism, I haven't seen you in MANY years!! I would say it has been over a decade, where have you been!?! LOL Thanks to an early hysterectomy my body went into menopause at 25 years of age and my metabolism went on a very long vacation!!
Although I am enjoying maintenance, I find myself eating the same type of foods that I ate while I was on the diet. Instead of grabbing for a candy bar after my lunch or snack, I grab an apple. That is just about unheard of! I was the chocolate eating queen! I now have no cravings for my 3 pm chocolatey snack! I grab my apple that I don't eat with my lunch and the sweetness is just enough to fix any sweet pangs and also gives me a snack to hold me over until dinner time.
Overall, I am VERY happy with the changes that I see in my eating habits and such. My hubby on the other hand, portion control is still foreign to him. I am trying to get him back to the mind set of the portion controls. But I know that he will get there!
Well my Spark Friends, I hope you have a wonderful week! Not sure how much I will blog this week due to being on maintenance, but I am always available if you have questions, thoughts, etc.