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Six weeks of Maintenance


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I weighed in just under 160 today. I was about to edit my signature, but then I thought, what if it goes back up a little? I don't want to lock myself into reporting my precise weight every Wednesday. I don't know if Wednesday is always going to be a good day to weigh myself. I know at least one week each month it is guaranteed not to be a good day to weigh myself. And what if I actually gain some of the muscle I talk about wanting?

In October, when I decided to reset my account, I went back over my food log and pulled all the days I had done reasonably well. I didn't only look at calories, I looked at all the nutrients I had been tracking, including sodium and fiber. And if I was in range on 5 out of 6 things, I called that an excellent day and saved a copy of the feedback report.

My maintenance isn't only about weight. It is about motivation, fitness, nutrition, community involvement and probably other stuff that's escaping me. I shouldn't let that one number, weight, be my only measure of whether or not I'm in maintenance. I guess thats what the Healthy Lifestyle scale is about. I just used to get hammered on that for sleep, and that was back when I let myself get by on 10 minutes of fitness most. If you haven't tried it lately, it's in the Wellness section of Articles and Videos. It says I was very healthy yesterday.
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JUMPINJULIE 1/25/2013 3:54PM

    Awesome. The scale is not the only measurement.

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SADAPARIBHUTA 1/24/2013 2:48PM

    Such a good idea--defining maintenance by the practices, instead of the results!
Best wishes!
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BIGPAWSUP 1/24/2013 9:26AM

    That is awesome - thanks for sharing.

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/23/2013 5:06PM

    Great insight! There is so much more than the emoticon number and even though I'm not there yet, I believe you've hit the nail on the head regarding that maintainence also includes the NS part of lifestyle.

Maria

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