Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Wow, it has been a long time since I have written anything on here. I am currently maintaining my weight and am very happy were I am at right now. 177 feels wonderful!!! I would like to lose 5 more lbs but am really not stressing it. I am more focused now on how my clothes feel and eating as healthy as possible. Work was crazy last week so I am currently back into major detoxing my body this week. No that does not mean any miracle weight loss treatment, just lots of fluid, extra water and tea and plently of rest.
So how does one stay in maintaince mode?? Well certainly logging you food is still a part of it. Actually I have come to the conclusion that this will never change for me and now has just become as much a habit as brushing my teeth and hooking my seat belt when I get in the car. Just because someone has met their goal weight does not mean that they should stop logging. It is an awareness of what goes in your mouth, a reality check, so to speak.
You hear people say now that is it what you eat or how you exericse and I have to believe that it is BOTH. They work hand in hand.
Maintanence mode also means that you cannot give up when the scale does go up. That is a fact of life people!!!! Women especially will hold fluid, hormones and all that stuff that we have to deal with (how did the men get off so free??) I have found out that if I have 1500 mg or more of sodium a day that my weight will flucuate at least 2-3 lbs---now that is some salt sensistivity.
Also if you have a craving for something, HAVE IT!!! Otherwise you are depriving yourself and will probably go into a state of craziness and over eat if you deprive yourself of what you really want. I did not even realize until the other day when I met with my diet (i hate that word) coach, that I used to have periods where I would binge eat. This is not even funny. I would hide chocolate, eat like 4 cadbury eggs at once. It was a crazy time in my life and while I have not done this in like 4 years, i realize that it was a major problem. This kind of stuff never goes away, it is how we deal with the situations that life hands us and believe me--it can throw some at you. LOL
Things are going really well right now. Work is awesome!!! I am finally doing something that I truly LOVE. My boy is 7 and going onto second grade this year. They grow up so fast!!! He is growing into a young man with a wonderful attitude on life!!!
Just rememebr that there are periods in life that maintaince mode is fine especially when you know that you are stressed. Move on and get back at it when life calms down !!!