Thursday, October 25, 2012
I was struggling to decide where to place my goal range, and at what point I would move myself from "weight loss" mode to "maintenance mode" for tracking my new goal of days, then months, then years in a goal range. On the one hand I know that the weight I am this morning will not be the weight that I maintain. It is, however, a very nice weight. I am healthy, I can run for the first time in my life, my belly is flat (sort of, I have skin, all my skin) I eat to 80% full almost all the time. I am not going to eat more because I met the top of my range. I am also not going to eat less. Ever. I am almost uncomfortably hungry some days, and mildly hungry a fair part of every other day. I have no idea where I will end up in the 20 pound range that I set this morning for my maintenance range. I am certain that I will not go below that range, and I feel that I will not be at my peak health if I go above it. So this is it, today i enter maintenance land, and I plan to continue to be a falling leaf until I reach the place where the weight loss stops on it's own. I needed to do this, because changing focus will relieve some of the pressure I have been putting on myself to "hurry up and get to goal". I am in it. Now comes the truly hard part. I can dance like a fiend, I can run and jump, I can climb, I can swim, I can play. I am not so good at standing still :).