It is a balance as they said and it takes some time to find it. I hit my goal over two months ago and when I first readjusted the calories and exercise, I felt like I was going to gain the weight back. I was eating too much food. I continue with exercise almost every day and have adjusted the calories back to the 1200-1550 range. That way, if I eat at the upper end (which happens most days) I am still pretty well within the 'maintenance' high of 1700.
I do allow myself one day of rest per week - I don't exercise on purpose (I may go for a walk) and I allow some junk food - a donut or cookie at church. But for the most part, I have found that I have truly adopted a new way of eating and taking care of my body.
Keep pressing on - you have arrived! There is no need to go back where you came from! We are here for you if you feel you begin to struggle!
Ticker shows Maintenance Range
SW: 139 Aug 06
GW: 125 Oct 06
MW: 121 - 124
I love this quote from Master and Commander, "Name a shrub after me, Be sure it's something prickly and hard to eradicate." Determination will win the day!
| current weight: 124.0