Maintenance is a funny thing - I have been in my goal range of 58 to 60 kgs (around 130lbs) for 21 weeks, but I still feel like I am struggling. That's almost 5 months!
I seem to focus on the bad choices I make. Are they going to derail me, and undo all the good work? I don't recognise that they are so much fewer than they used to be. I thought I should dedicate a blog to the good choices I made today.
I took the kids on an outing today, by train rather than by car. I always get better incidental exercise pushing them in the double push chair
I remembered to take water and an apple for myself, rather than just remember healthy snacks for the kids
We ate lunch at a cafe. My kids generally leave a lot of bread from their sandwiches - which I hate to waste . . . so I just ordered scrambled eggs. No toast. Less waste (and less on my waist)
Catching the train home I caught a different line, which stops further from our house - adding 20mins to my walk
Snacked only on fruit and veges today
I have not touched the leftover Easter eggs today - since once I start I can't stop. I have tracked a small portion for after dinner - then I will clean my teeth for bed.
Cold roast beef for dinner. Already weighed and plated to stop me 'eyeing' more than I should have
I will meet my calorie, carb, fat, protein, fruit & vege and water targets
A lot of these choices I make everyday.
Sometimes I make the decision to relax on one or two of my choices, but not often.
This is why I am maintaining.