Thursday, September 26, 2013
In a week I'll be celebrating six months of imperfect but successful maintenance. My weight has fluctuated up and down more than I would have liked during these past six months but has mostly been below my March 31 weight of 173. After achieving that goal of losing 50 pounds, I decided to get my weight below 170 and set a stricter target weight of 166 which I achieved, even dropping to 164 at one point. I switched to gardening as my summer exercise and while that has been great fun, I think it doesn't burn the calories like going to the gym. Also, I've noticed that its been harder to stay on target when traveling and attending conferences as I did in July and again in September. So at the moment I'm back below 170 but not back to 166 yet. My goal is to get back to 166 by my maintenance anniversary date - October 1. So I will go to the gym each day this week as well as keep up the clean eating/tracking routine and then I want to focus on trying to keep my weight more consistently on target during the next six months. However, I am thrilled that nearly six months later my weight is actually less than when I started maintenance (albeit not quite at my newer even lower goal). I continue to wear little medium shirts instead of XL... how cool is that!