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Planning for maintainance ...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

I am getting close to goal. When I started this journey a year and a half ago, I intended it to be different this time. Well it has been different and has not always, rather hardly ever gone according to plan. BUT that does not mean that making or having a plan has not been successful - oxymoron. So the same with maintainance... I have been searching and studying all the info I can get on this topic and found some inspiring, motivating, and some discouraging info...but all to be considered. Thank you to all Sparkers who share both successes and setbacks...

A fellow Sparker suggested leighpeele.com and I found some insightful things there...

So now I am thinking...

MY PERSONAL PLAN

Basing plan on hormonal fluxes of PMS
-During week about 10 days of PMS increase cal to 1700 by adding some healthy carbs like oats and whole grain bread...also allowing some sweet treats
-Week of period decrease cals slightly to transition 1600-1550
-Post period - 2 weeks at 1200-1400 to create deficit also less carbs
-a few days slowing increasing cals to prepare for "feed days of PMS
-cycle dieting

What cycle will work for me?

Maybe by CONSCIOUSLY increasing cals during PMS binges will be controlled by not being so hungry and getting that fuller feeling?
Will the added carbs actually satisfy or create hunger?

This may sound like over- thinking things because I usually shoot from hip and kinda do this anyway but somewhere along the way I fall into mindless, emotional, binge eating that may last days, weeks, months, or even years!

I WANT TO GET A GRIP!
I WANT TO FIGURE THIS OUT!
I WANT TO FIND A PHYSIOLOGICAL WAY TO MANAGE THE PSYCHOLOGICAL PART OF WEIGHT CONTROL.
I WANT TO HAVE GOALS AND A PLAN WITHOUT OVER- THINKING AND TIRING OF THE PLAN, DIET, HEALTHY LIFESTYLE or whatever you want to label it.
I WANT TO PREPARE MYSELF FOR EMOTIONAL DAYS WHEN I JUST DON'T DO WHAT I SHOULD ATO BE HEALTHY.
I WANT TO BE DETERMINED AND DEDICATED BUT NOT AN ALL- or- NOTHING PERFECTIONIST.

I WANT BALANCE!


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MTPOETNH 11/12/2012 10:52PM

    Sounds like you have been doing a lot of really good thinking and planning!! I agree.. It is all about BALANCE.. being an "all out perfectionist" is never going to work. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas .. it really helps to know how others are doing on their journey. emoticon emoticon Peggy

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WILLOWBROOK5 11/10/2012 11:46AM

    You are not over-thinking (IMHO)! You are looking at what hasn't worked in the past and looking for what is going to work now! Having a plan and not losing track of what you need to do in order to maintain is flat our smart!

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LABRATIAM 11/10/2012 8:53AM

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