Saturday, March 16, 2013
Over the holidays, I ate an increase of breads, cookies, cakes, and pies. Part of it was due to enjoying the holiday season, but it was also part of an experiment. I wanted to see how these things effected my weight.
It seemed like I was enjoying in 'moderation,' maybe one a day, but my weight made a slow creep upwards. I gained about 5lbs from November to January.
After the New Year, I eliminated all baked goods, and the weight came off. With the exception of the two month 'break,' I've been under 130lbs for approximately 1.5 years.
The temptation is to see whether I could lose even more weight. Could I go below 120? Maybe, but I probably won't. I'm not motivated enough to try. I'm happy enough with how I look and feel. My weight doesn't hinder or limit my activities anymore. My last physical came out perfect - normal blood pressure, cholesterol, fasting blood sugar, and triglycerides. These were all borderline when I was 140lbs.
I'll be 40 in a couple of years, and I know that my needs will change when I eventually get to peri-menopause and menopause. I'll have to learn a whole new set of rules.
It took me 10 years to figure out how to get where I am now. I'm hoping someone will figure out the next stage before I get there so I can ride their coattails.