Friday, March 14, 2014
So I haven't miraculously woken up one night saying, "Eureka!" and solved all my problems, lost all the weight I regained, and am just back to being what I was. But I *AM* continuing to check into SparkPeople. And seeing all the warm thoughts and encouragements keeps me going.
The fact is, while my jeans are a bit more snug, and the scale shows I'm heavier, I am STILL below my previous lowest adult weight of approx 183 pounds. And I think of this too: the last time I lost weight, I never GOT to my goal weight. I gave up at 183 and started the abysmal climb. This time around I GOT to my goal weight, and while I have gained, I seem to have reached the peak.
And I'm making pretty good healthy choices - and I can say that with all honesty now. I eat salads for lunch, avoid french fries and chips (though I do occasionally indulge in the Lundberg rice chips which are wicked). I exercise about 3 times or more a week. And I've cut out soda from my diet.
So yeah, being 25 pounds heavier isn't ideal, but it's certainly not the weight I used to be 2 years ago.
All in all, I guess what I'm trying to say is: Maintenance is still a struggle, but I'm facing the challenge full on. And I'm not gonna fade into the background; I'm going to try to keep posting on SparkPeople and be honest about this time too.