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:
Yoplait Light Yogurt with Walnuts and Wheat Bran
MediFast Mocha Shake (I'm weaning myself off of these - my pocketbook will be SO GRATEFUL!)
Half Sandwich (Mediterranean, which has Tomato, Mozzarella, light olive oil, Basil on wheat)
Soup (tomato basil) or Salad (dressing on the side)
MediFast bar (because I'm revolting against the shakes)
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.
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
Tuesday: Spin Class
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!