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.