Sunday, April 07, 2013
As I've said before, I struggle with maintenance. I hung out below my goal for a few months, and then slowly started the rise again. Luckily, this time, I'm a sparker, so I knew what to do when I managed to get 3 pounds above goal. Since this is actually 5 pounds above where I liked hanging out, I felt very concerned about the gain.
Well, I'm happy to report that it is tracking that does it for me. I don't know if I'll always have to track daily, or if I could somehow move it down to a few days a week, but clearly, when I don't track, I gain, and when I track, I can lose the extra.
This morning I was at goal. That means I have 2 more pounds to lose to get back to where I naturally landed last time, but I feel good being back at the original goal weight.
I'm loving the fitbit - I find it easier to track on their site, and the fitness transfers here, which is great. My favorite part about the fitbit is that all day long, I can check exactly how much I've eaten by how much I've burned. I've been practicing checking before I eat when I feel hungry. If I am behind on calories, I praise myself for knowing when I'm really hungry. I will also eat if I am right on target, but I try to wait if I "feel" hungry but see that I'm too high on calories. I really like being able to check this easily.
I've been enjoying my workouts too, so this has definitely been a week of progress!