Friday, March 29, 2013
Maintenance isn't about maintaining your goal weight; it's about maintaining you goal weight range. Because weight fluctuates.
If I gained even an ounce this week, I'd be more than 2 pounds over my WW GW. Yup, you guessed it: I gained. I said it would be a challenging week: we were doing a staycation; I had 8 miles to run; and TOM was due to arrive -- which it did.
We ate out 3 times & I had the leftovers from one meal for dinner one night, too. Semi-healthy eats: sushi & pho (Vietnamese noodle soup). And we split one very rich dessert.
Do I regret what I ate? No; not at all. I tried to make healthy choices with just a little bit of treats in there. I didn't go hog wild; I just can't -- the curse of being older & really short, too. Altho I know people my height & age who don't seem to struggle so much -- doesn't matter; they're them, I'm me.
My newest sushi strategy: I get one roll, maybe a couple of pieces of ngiri & a salad with sashimi - trying to bring down the carb content a little. I do wish more sushi restaurants would offer half rolls - I like variety but don't always want to eat all that food!
I have some pretty awesome rewards I'm chasing, too: things I want, but don't need. Obviously I didn't earn a reward this week. But it's already a new week & a new opportunity. I think my goal for this week will be to try smaller portion sizes of certain things, like my avocado chocolate mousse (1avocado, 1 banana, 2 scoops chocolate protein powder, pinch of salt, cinnamon to taste, 2 tbsp milk, 2 tsp honey).
Usually I have half as a serving. This week I'll try 1/3 of the whole thing as a serving. Which means I get to have that yumminess 3 times instead of 2! It's all about the stories we tell ourselves.
I will keep on keepin' on because someday a weight fluctuation like this will truly be a simple bump in the road -- nothing to worry about unless I fail the clothes test (I'm sure you know the clothes test!).