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Week 3 of Maintenance

Thursday, October 10, 2013

So today marks the beginning of Week 3 of Maintenance. I was afraid my eating was getting out of control, but weigh-in today showed me those wonderful numbers: "153". Yes!

Maintenance isn't easy, I'll tell you that. Or, I should say, it's a whole different ball of wax than losing weight. And it feels strange, being in Maintenance. Every other time I lost weight, I never made my final weight loss goals, so I never GOT into Maintenance. Instead, I backslid and then reacquired all my old, nasty habits.

I'm still eating regular meals, approx 2 - 3 hours apart. This is what a typical day looks like for me, food wise:

Breakfast:
Yoplait Light Yogurt with Walnuts and Wheat Bran

Brunch:
MediFast Mocha Shake (I'm weaning myself off of these - my pocketbook will be SO GRATEFUL!)

Lunch:
Half Sandwich (Mediterranean, which has Tomato, Mozzarella, light olive oil, Basil on wheat)
Soup (tomato basil) or Salad (dressing on the side)

Post-Lunch Snack:
MediFast bar (because I'm revolting against the shakes)

Dinner:
I'm REALLY addicted to the Greek Salad - spinach, cucumbers, feta, kalamata olives, walnuts. YUMMY.
I've also started having chips (one serving!) and hummus. It's SO GOOD to eat hummus again.

Dessert:
I'm making mini-muffins from my MediFast softbakes. I'll add some coolwhip or last night I added a touch of Nutella. YUM.

And of course, LOTS and LOTS of water!

My weekly exercise regime looks like this:

Sunday: Break or weights with my aunt
Monday: Running
Tuesday: Spin Class
Wednesday: Running
Thursday: Yoga
Friday: Zumba
Saturday: Spin Class in the morning, if I can; otherwise, break day

Other fun tidbits: I've signed up for my SECOND 5K!! And last night, I broke my previous running time on the treadmill and clocked in at 33:46 - a full minute faster than my 1st 5K!

I look back over this week, and I'm like, "Yeah, life is great." Overall, I've made some good healthy choices, I'm enjoying life and staying active. Week 3 of Maintenance looks to be turning out just as good!
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AJDOVER1 10/12/2013 4:51PM

    You're doing great! It makes such sense to keep stepping back to take stock. Our habits can creep back slowly. You've got a great plan to stay on track!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 10/12/2013 11:24AM

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SMILES_CAN_DO 10/11/2013 11:36AM

  You are so inspiring!! How long were you on Medifast? I can't wait to leave those meals behind and eat some good healthy food! I've been saving so many Spark recipes and I can't wait to give them a try. Tell me about maintaining. Do you count carbs, calories, etc?? Or do you go by serving sizes?

I've signed up for another 5K too. The Chocoholic Frolic. I'm nervous about the chocolate we receive, but I plan to take it home to the family.

You are doing great! Congratulations!

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NIELSENSLADY 10/10/2013 11:27PM

    So awesome!! emoticon

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STEVIEBEE569 10/10/2013 9:15PM

    Much success to you in your Maintenance phase. emoticon emoticon

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SOOVERMYSELF 10/10/2013 8:14PM

    Wow Carolyn, fantastic! Thanks for sharing your journey with all of us!


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JPGSMOM 10/10/2013 1:52PM

    Congratulations! You're doing GREAT!!!
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It's so inspiring to read about someone who's changed her life and is making it work for her!

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ROCKYCPA 10/10/2013 1:02PM

    Congrats - keep up the good work!

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NKING1982 10/10/2013 12:27PM

    Wow great job, keep up the good work

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