Wednesday, October 02, 2013
After doing this for 10 months, with still some fluctuation, I have started asking myself more questions about what helps me and what doesn't
1) track food - even though I have a better idea of what I should eat. Writing it down helps me not to lose track, and to be aware. A survey of people in maintenance showed me that successful maintainers keep tracking. (Confession - I often track through dinner. Then I know what is left in my calorie reserves)
2) Weigh in Daily - Okay, some people don't like this, then don't do it. But I also check with people in the maintenance group. Many of them, the vast majority, still weigh in Daily. For me, it reminds me of How far I have come, That what I do Today impacts that number, and Warns me if things are slipping
3) Exercise - okay, duh. But it helps me in a lot of ways. I feel better after doing it. Burning calories gives me flexibility in eating. Sometimes I get flack from people that I have lost too much weight. (still at a healthy mid range BMI) But regular activity reminds me that I did it by focus, sweat, and setting goals. And I won't let people take it from me by their criticisms.
Okay I have to work now... I will discuss things that don't help me later.
4) Wife - she has been great through the past year and half. Encouraging and supporting me. I appreciate her words as well as protein powder and pull up bar buying.