Sunday, March 10, 2013
What's on my mind?
I'm in maintenance mode, and have been since October. It is a real challenge. I have to work just as hard as I did when I lost the 50 lbs. over a year's time.
Finding the "sweet spot" on the calorie range is a work in progress. I've had to learn to adjust and modify as needed (just like when I was losing). I've also had to learn that maintenance is a range for me. As I get stronger and build muscles my range has been sticking to a few pounds higher than before.
Being part of the BLC, there is not as much info on maintaining as there is info on losing. I've started looking into it some websites on maintaining to do some research.
On website http://www.active.com/nutritio
tain-Your-Weight-Loss, says you need to find your new normal. That is what I've been working to find. Most of the other tips, I follow regularly (before I read the article).
One of the last tips is to remind yourself WHY you need to stay vigilant. It reminds you to think about the fat cells and the before, so you don't go back.
I don't want to go back, I want to keep going forward.