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Just exactly what is Maintenance???

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

OK, I freely admit, these days I've been a blog slacker. No real good's not like I lack things going on....I'm mostly on a pretty stable glide path working, eating, exercising, life, yadda-yadda-yadda.

I've read a lot of blogs & commentary lately on people in maintenance. Hmmmmm......maintenance.....ex
actly what is THAT?

I've been a pretty steady 178 - 182 lbs now for 4-6 months. I'm wearing 34 inch jeans....but need a belt to hold them up so I don't look like this

I work out because I enjoy it and feel better when I do. I don't view exercise as a tool to counteract the food I eat....this is a pretty huge mental shift. I recently re-wickered my food plan to significantly reduce my carb intake and feel tons better for it.....I feel in control of my appetite for the first time in......DECADES!

So what the hell is maintenance?!?!?

I don't know, mostly because I don't think I've thought my way through it yet.....most of the stuff I've read from folks in or approaching maintenance have said it's pretty much an extension of what they've been doing to get down to their goal weight anyway......I don't think I'll plant a flag, stake my claim, and say, "Today I declare that I am in MAINTENANCE"

In any case, life goes on and thanks to SP, I can handle all the many minefields out there much better today than I could before I joined. This week I've got a dinner event on Thursday night, a going away luncheon on Friday, SWMBO and I are hosting a backyard party for about 30 folks on Saturday afternoon, and Sunday.....

....I fly to Hawaii for a week!

I got a call from the corporate leadership a few days ago and was told I HAD to attend this meeting in Honolulu.

Oh alright, if I really HAVE TO!

Maybe I'll have an epiphany about maintenance as I sit on my breezy lanai, sipping my morning Joe and gazing out upon Diamond Head

Have a great night Spark friends!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOWFATFOODIE 10/13/2012 3:56PM

    Enjoy Hawaii... I don't think I'll ever choose to say I'm in Maintenance either. I don't work well in "leave things as is"-- I'm on or I'm off. If I'm not progressing, then I am regressing.
Right now its body fat percentages. We'll see when I make that goal what is next-- probably being able to do pullups, handstand pushups or something equally "impossible" for me now.

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 10/11/2012 2:56PM

    Good for you - you are living your life and maintaining better than most of us! Have fun in Hawaii!

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SAFARIBABE 10/10/2012 7:23PM

    Maintenance....maintenance is actually owning a pair of pants that fit right!! All of them even!! (Hint Hint!!) Now why can't my boss ever order me to meetings in Hawaii. Well I guess you get ordered to enough places like Deluth (nothing against Deluth, I'm sure it's lovely). LOL Shame all those fruity drinks with umbrellas are high carb!! emoticon

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LISAINMS 10/10/2012 2:51PM

    Maintaining AND a forced trip to Hawaii? Well...don't suffer too much!

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MILLIE5522 10/10/2012 1:23PM

    Green green green and I'm not talking about veggies either! emoticon

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BEATLETOT 10/10/2012 12:21PM

    Hey, and that pic of the boys with the shorts also show maintenance! Glad to see you blogging!

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ELAYNE39 10/10/2012 9:51AM

    You poor thing. Hope you are not suffering too much in Hawaii.

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BILL60 10/10/2012 8:40AM

    Surely you need someone to carry your suitcases.

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    Ooooh darn, Hawaii! If you must...

Enjoy your time!

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 10/9/2012 10:49PM

    Life is tough, isn't it? As long as you have a gym in the hotel, you will be ok and 'maintain', unless you are drinking too many Mai Tais. Enjoy!!!

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