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Day 568 - M

Sunday, July 14, 2013

"Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen."

Phillip Adams

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This makes me feel good. It seems that I've been having my share of challenges with maintenance lately. I do not like the recent turn of things on the scale. It's been really hard to find the sweet spot - the balance it takes to hang on tight to that goal weight number. You know you don't have any more weight to lose, so you can't keep on eating like you did to lose the weight, so you eat a little more and I'm definitely NOT talking cake, ice cream & cookies, but then, even tho' it's healthy food, the scale creeps up again. Oh where is that happy place between weight loss and weight maintenance??? I'm trying to find it and maybe because I've FAILED it means I WILL find success??? So right now I'm 'having another go' at it so maybe I can be sure that 'success will happen'!!! I sure hope that's how it works! I have never slacked off one little bit on my workouts since hitting goal at Christmas 2012, but now I think I can only eat a very little (I mean TINY) bit more to maintain. I haven't ever pigged out on anything, but still have gained a few pounds since reaching goal weight.

I guess that's why we're here - to share these bobbles with our Sparkies. Another thing is those shrunken fat cells that NEVER go away completely are just laying there in a dormant state saying 'feed me, feed me' and your body fights to get that weight back on because it may think that starvation is happening when you lose 50# or so. I'm definitely not a health care person and don't understand it completely, trying to learn, but that logic makes sense to me, as misguided as it may be.

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Did have a real good day. It's really getting HOT again though. Church this morning was very nice. Had a nice cup o' tea with everyone afterwords.

Mileage: 9.45 miles

Thanks for stopping by today if you had time. Hope your Sunday was blessed. emoticon
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SILVERWITCH59 7/16/2013 9:19PM

    IO have readjusted my thinking on a number. I also bounce around number wise I am trying to lower the gap a bit. I am not there yet but I am working on it :) emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 7/15/2013 9:34PM

    I'm havin' another go.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 7/15/2013 9:41AM

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SLACHETKA103145 7/15/2013 8:39AM

    emoticon for sharing!

I am in maintenance too..my sister is constantly telling me that I have a diet mindset. But I have dieted so much in my lifetime that my eating habits have changed and that is the food I enjoy! (I am eating maintenance calories most days)

Jean

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TATTER3 7/14/2013 11:15PM

    My WW leader was talking about how she changed her origonal goal when it seemed impossible to hang on to the specific 'number' on the scale. she looked for the range for her size and BMI and settled on a 10 pound range with a focus of the middle number...that gives her lee-way to keep fluctuating in a healthy manner. Good luck and keep Sparkin'!!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/14/2013 10:32PM

    Yup! Fall 7 times, get up 8! HUGS

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MSLZZY 7/14/2013 10:16PM

    I give myself a 5 pound leeway and try to stay within that range. I do bounce around but as long as I stay in that range, I feel pretty good. Maintenance is definitely harder than losing.

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