Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
DARWHOHOO
25,000-29,999 SparkPoints 25,293
SparkPoints
 

THWD...Maintenance before the loss

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Yup...I have decided to call my lack of loss maintenance...well unplanned maintenance.

However, in thinking about it I discovered something....for the first time since 2003 (I know some of you out there can say for soooo much longer) my weight has remained constant (between -5 and +5) and not yo-yoed between -20 and +20 pounds of the starting weight . So I have maintained my current weight for 8 months.....I like this view..my personal NSV emoticon

Update on the food.... I find I eat within my calorie range, but it's usually at the top end or I go over. Also carbs are the main attraction on my plate and fruits/veggies are limited to 1-2 servings per day or none at all. Water intake has increased yaaaaay!! and now juices are exiled to breakfast.

So plan for next week..
Increase fruit/veggie intake by including them in every meal I eat...an apple here, a grape there, lettuce to replaced bread (which I find so messy yet delicious!!) and toss a tomato around somewhere in it all and I know I can have my 5 daily servings .
Reduce carb intake....The only way I can think of reducing carbs is my my portions so I will reduce each carb i eat by 1/2 a serving.

Will see what the next update brings...and if it doesn't bring success..I will review and adjust because....

TO HELL WITH DEFEAT!!!!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • LIVINGFREE19
    Great plan, Dar!

    emoticon
    1427 days ago
  • NETSUE64
    I like the way you are looking at the maintenance. I'm always saying, if I hadn't done anything the scale would still be going up!

    You have a solid plan and a good way of looking at things. It's difficult when you are in your range but not losing, but not everyone can eat the same number of calories. I found that if I didn't stay to the low end of my range I didn't lose much at all.

    Keep up the good work! You can't fail as long as you don't quit!
    1427 days ago
  • SHIITAKE


    Good plan...I'm sure it will make a difference ! emoticon emoticon
    1428 days ago
  • SWAYDE
    Great plan! emoticon
    1428 days ago
  • CARRIE1948
    Reducing starchy carbs is something you have to simply train yourself to do. Limiting the quantities to no more than 1/4 of your plate and then fill half the plate with veggies. Find some you like and enjoy them.
    1429 days ago
  • SPARKFRAN514
    good plan in place I like that you don't give up . and view the scales not moving as victory good out look. keep it up and keep us up to date please.
    1429 days ago
  • DETERMINEDJANET
    Great plan on the carbs, fruits & veggies. I've had to shift those around too and it appears to be helping.
    1429 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.
 

More Blogs by DARWHOHOO