Unfortunately the difference of food intake between "losing" and "maintaining" isn't as much as our dreams would make it. And the lower the weight you want to maintain, the smaller that difference is. This is why we talk about sustainability. Are you willing to do what it takes to maintain that weight? As you age (and maintenance implies the years going by) you have to eat less. Weight creep is just that. When we are losing, we jump on that scale every week looking for dramatic change. The way up is slower because we aren't looking that closely. Ever notice photos of aging movie stars, how they are fleshier than they used to be? It didn't happen overnight, it took awhile. Maintenance is about continued vigilance, making changes immediately before it creeps back on. For me, it means food restriction that many wouldn't want to do, but I am willing to do it. For now. Next year, who knows? We all have the right to change our minds. As long as a weight change is intentional in either direction, I'm good.
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.
|2,240 Maintenance Weeks