Monday, June 24, 2013
Here I am thinking about onederland, reminding myself I have a 5 pound focus. Which means I am focused on 208 not 199. What makes round numbers magic, for good or evil? The concept behind them?
Why is 50 so much scarier than 49 for an age? Why is $1.99 better than $2.01? We are talking pocket change.
I think I am doing really well when I get a message from Body Media that is has been more than 2 weeks since a weigh-in. I am trying not to let the "magic" of little numbers impact my "maintenance"thinking too much. Weigh in every two weeks and if I gained, then change, if not stay on track. I eat between 1400-1600 calories and try to burn 3000 daily and sleep 8 hours. If I have a lazy day, or a celebration day, that doesn't change the formula back to my home maintenance base. Those days I had a little difference in the pocket change. The big picture is the long haul.
In the meantime, the things that keep me going are how my clothes fit (I really hated when velcro popped open above the zipper on my shorts while gardening) and how my shape is changing in the mirror. This round with spark, I also notice how my food makes my body feel and that has made it easier to cut down white flour and sugar to low levels. I feel stronger when I eat healthy vegetables, beans and fruits.