Back in January....::::I set out to join a Maintenance Team, joined the Powerful Prizm Panthers and I did it!...::::I maintained!!
It makes me feel powerful to have learned self discipline. Such a far cry from that past-time unhealthy lifestyle controlling me. But the past is the past...:::way back there.
I feel new, strong, slim and powerful LOL!! Just like my team's title.....:::I feel like a Powerful Prizm Panther.
OOPS! LOL!! Wrong picture....Muhahahah....
here is the proper pic!
For the BLC's 12 weeks:::::.....
:::...I stayed in my maintenance range
:::...stayed in my cal range 90% of the time
:::...tracked every BLT ( bite, lick, taste)
:::...averaged 1500-2000 fitness minutes/month
:::...increased my free weight from 15# to 20# in each hand
:::...overcame the stress from last year's car wreck
:::...made sleep a priority and stayed in my range of 6-8 hrs.
:::...even dropped 3# to the low end of my weight range.
Maintenance is a funny thing.....::::"she" has a sense of humor. She can change her mind ( & yours), and there are no intimidation tactics if you follow her, and go with the flow. I cannot tell you how amazing it feels to be relaxed about Mr. Scales. The journey of my 1st 12 weeks of maintenance were peaceful. I hadn't expected this....I have seen so many others be anxious about whether they were doing the right thing, stress about small details and frankly totally end up hating the "lifestyle"....:::cycling back into a weight gain. That can look scary when you haven't even been down that road. I was warned about many pitfalls.
I suppose I AM an Opportunist.
With the Lord's strength, a huge dose of His Peace and Hope and a disciplined mind, I set out down that brand new road and here I am!
So glad that maintaining is possible, not as intimidating as I was led to think, and the key for me is that I LOVE the lifestyle. I simply do.
And sometimes you DO fall down:::......
But, I always jump back up:::.....
Lol....I think I'm in a pug dog mood.
...:::doing a Happy Dance here in spring of 2013!
So GLAD to be here in this state of mind, with a bright perspective! What an amazing Sparkly website made "free" and FULL of support for the journey!