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2 months of maintenance

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I almost let this date slip by because of my tooth troubles (which my dentist thinks is bite alignment).

For the first month I was still losing, which was fine. It would be kind of stressful to maintain exactly at goal weight. So there's a little buffer. Then I decided I really wanted to stop losing for the near future. It took a couple weeks to iron that out. I finally decided to stop calorie cycling and just eat an average number of total calories burned. And I've ridden a couple gentle waves around the 160 mark.

I also decided to join a maintenance challenge on the At goal and maintaining/transition to maintenance team. That's a big step for me. After I signed up, I started to worry about whether I could watch my salt that close for weeks and weeks. and I decided I'm not there to compete, I'm there to be competed with. Kind of like when I join a 5k. I'm not trying to win, typically, I just want to finish and maybe get the t shirt. After all, "compete" comes from the Latin "strive together". It's a group thing, not about just me. In competition we all are brought to a greater potential. Swifter, higher, maintaininger.
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