Does anyone else struggle with maintaining their weight during the cold months & holidays? I lost 30 lbs over the summer and went from a size 14 to a size 4. I feel great and I don't want the weight to creep back up!!
When I was trying to lose weight, I ate apprx 1150-1250 cal per day (Fri night was my scheduled reward" night so I went way over the cal amt). I also exercised - a combination of running/walking and yoga/pilates. And since Fri night was my reward night, I exercised a lot on Sat (long runs, really long walks or a couple of fitness classes with a small break in between). I lost an avg of 2 lbs per week. The cal range may seem really low but I'm 5'0" and this was the "sweet spot" for my weight loss.
Now that I'm in the lifestyle maintenance phase, I've increased my daily cal range to 1200-1400. Fri nights are still my reward night and Sat are still my super fitness days. I haven't made it down to 118 yet but I'm holding steady between 120-121. I feel comfortable in my clothes so I'm in a good place.
I think I just have to stay focused and not get completely crazy with eating (or too lazy about exercising) as the fall/winter months creep in. I like to exercise outside so I think this will be a challenge...
Tips and suggestions welcome!!! :)
"My body is like my home...if I want to live in it for a long time, then I'd better make sure I keep it in great condition!"
Sheree...Fit in my Forties
| current weight: 135.0