3 Weeks at Maintenance... sort of.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
March 23rd, I officially hit my goal of 130 pounds. I spent time basking in the glow of that accomplishment - 29 pounds gone.
I didn't change my eating right away. I thought I'd lose bit more so every ounce gained wouldn't panic me. I easily got down to 128. I had been eating about 1200 calories a day since November.
Watermellen has a rule of thumb that says 10 calories daily per pound she wants to keep. I began to transition to maintenance by eating 1300 calories a day, but I kept losing weight. I got down to 126.6.
I upped the calories to about 1420 a day (which is what Sparkpeople recommends for me) and gained weight back to 127.8 in a day. Hmmm.
I liked being 126ish. It took 3 days to get back there. I seem to need more than 1300 and less than 1420 calories at my current activity level. It's a balancing act at which I am not yet proficient.
I changed my goal weight to 129, so I could say I'd lost 30 pounds. I've actually lost 32.5 :-) I've changed my ticker to a range with 129 in the center.
My daughter's upcoming June wedding gives me extra motivation to keep this weight and learn the balancing act. By the time I've been at it for 2 more months, I might have learned enough to keep it up forever. Wish me luck...