Tuesday, July 02, 2013
OK so yesterday I made the bold statement of "transitioning to maintenance...soon".
Exciting? Yes...Scary? Yes... Like so many, I have a history of yo-yo dieting, but this time somethings are very different.
1 - I have been in a "dress rehearsal" for 3 years
2 - I've learned how to listen to my body, especially when in diverse situations.
3 - I've learned how to make healthier food choices at least 90% of the time
4 - I've learned how to portion control (yes I still weigh and measure) and moderation
a key to success.
5 - I've learned that tracking food and exercise is key for me to stay motivated and
keep me accountable (to me)
6- I've learned I couldn't have done this without SP and all my friends --- thus I am on
this journey with all of you for the long haul. YOUR support and encouragement is
By the way a year ago I thought I was ready for this change when I reached my goal weight. I "failed" (or so I thought back than) to the tune of 10 pounds that I lost
I finally went back to basics and learned a few more lessons (listed above). Now 4 #'s from a lower goal weight I am ready to meet the challenge of keeping that weight off..
I know it may not be easy, but starting this journey wasn't easy either, so I will take one day at a time and for a while take "baby" steps.
For any of you "maintainers" reading this, any advice (especially when you first started this chapter of your journey) would be appreciated.
Have a great rest of the week and let's keep making healthy choices together. HUGS!