Let me start this post with a bit of history. I know how to lose weight. Have done so successfully way too many times. And I certainly know how to gain weight (scales topping at 224 at one point in my life certainly proves that)! What I do NOT know how to do is maintain.......
Fast forward to my most recent efforts at learning to live a healthy way of living for life. I steadily lost weight (that good at losing thing) all fall. Weighed in at Curves on Dec. 22 at 145.5 pounds. I was very happy.
Then came Christmas and New Years, and the month of January in HIlton Head followed by a week's cruise! And during all this time I did not go crazy but I did not track eating or go to exercise (was active and walked a lot however) during those 6 weeks. Basically lived life and enjoyed the extended holiday with lots of eating out and bites of dessert and much more wine than I drink at home.
Soooo, I am back home now and this morning i made my first visit back to Curves since Dec. 22. I went telling myself I was NOT going to get depressed at what the scales said. I would just get back on the wagon of being strictly good. You can imagine my surprise and joy when the scales said I had lost 3.5 pounds!!!
But, even more important than the loss, was the fact that I had taken a small step in learning to maintain. Healthy choices and knowing the BIG no-no's had become ingrained. And I could be happy ordering dessert and having 3 or 4 bites rather than licking the plate clean. I could try the wonderful bread occasionally and only sample - not have 2.
So now I will work on losing those last 10 pounds and then hopefully take those lessons learned into maintenence for real.
| current weight: 125.0