I have been here twice before: at the cusp of maintenance. It is scary. It seems I am quite good at either losing or gaining, but maintaining is really hard.
This time, I set my goal weight very conservatively (BMI just under 25) and I am n... Read more
My very sporty 8 year old daughter was hopping around and turning cartwheels after dinner last night, as she often does (we remind her that cartwheels are not a good idea at home, but haven't been able to stop her). Suddenly there was a bang and... Read more
Maintenance is hard. I have read many helpful thought from you, my SP friends, on this topic, but I am still struggling here. Getting the equation just right obviously escapes me and I would appreciate any help.
Since calling myself in main... Read more
I have been pretty bad about blogging. For a while, real life intervened and we had some worries. None of them came to pass, I'm very thankful for that. But even during that stressful time, I kept on eating normally and exercising, and that made... Read more
There is nothing out of the ordinary about this week, or the next, but the stress is still getting me down. I work full time, am trying to prepare for this language test - it'll be over in two weeks, no matter what - and take a driving lesson ev... Read more
I lost .6 kg in my first week of maintenance, while being at my SP maintenance calorie level. I'll see how I do this week before I further increase the calories. What I am eating now is enough, and I am worried I'll eat more junk if I increase m... Read more
My goals, as they relate to healthy living:
1. Maintain my weight by continuing to do things that have been working so far
2. Get to bed before midnight every night (shoot for 11:30)
3. Keep up my current fitness level - a cardio ... Read more
Tara Parker-Pope wrote an article for the New York Times Magazine called "The Fat Trap":
http://www.nytimes.com/2 012/01/01/magazine/tara-pa rker-pope-fat-trap.html?_r =2&pagewanted=1&hp
(it might Be behind a paywall... Read more
My daughter's daycare is closed this week, and both my husband and I are off this week. We had considered traveling to visit one pair of parents or the other, but in the end decided to stay at home. So far, so good.
This past week, I adjust... Read more
All of us find ourselves here to lose some weight, most of us with good reason. I wonder sometimes how each of us gained weight, and why. I was never thin, but was never really overweight until after having my daughter. Before then, I was mostly... Read more
This week was a little tough, with holiday parties both at my husband's work and mine. First came his, at a nice bar in town, very pleasant. I had a good plan, ate dinner beforehand and wasn't tempted by the more fattening offerings. I had some ... Read more
i wonder why I need so much external validation for this project, among others. It has suddenly really started bothering me that nobody at work has said anything about my noticeable loss - 8 kg for a 1.57 cm tall person is quite a lot! Maybe it'... Read more
I am back in the healthy weight territory, within 0.5 kg of my original goal, which I've since revised slightly downwards. My current weight will be within my eventual maintenance range.
How do I feel? Pretty happy, but I know the hard work... Read more
It is sometimes daunting to commit to an exercise program that appears to require time you just don't have. That's a common excuse, too. I'm posting this to testify that even a little bit helps.
Since I started back on SP in early October, ... Read more
I know I am still a ways away from it, but I already know it is going to be much harder than losing the weight. I'd lost before and didn't last. Daily stress, old habits, and genetics, I suppose, reassert themselves and I end up regaining.
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