"I'm not beating myself up - I just recognize that sometimes I give in to my desires even when I know it's not the best route to choose"
Well said, Bittygirl
May I ask how many YEARS are you on maintenance already?
It happens to me too. For me, I think it is the rebelious voice in my head that wants to get some freedom from following a plan every day, every hour....
I do follow the 9 health goodlines every day. They're so important for me. I hardly eat any processed foods.
That means that every couple of months I rebel and I want those foods you've diescribed, or any other "junk foods" in the wrong (bigger!) portions.
I do it, as you say, because I want to!!!!!
As long as it happens rarely, or not too often, that's totally fine with me.
Actually, I now mostly plan ahead a date (every couple of months) that I totally eat what I want and how much I want. The funny thing is that when I give myself permission to eat whatever I want, I don't overeat by much.
And if I do, I enjoy every bite and have great memories...smile...
I definitely don't exercise to burn the extra calories I've spent. Exercise is not my favorite thing in the world to do....smile.... once a day is more than enough for me.
Good for you that you love exercise and willing to do a second one in the same day.
I just go back to my regular routine, filling better that I chosed poorly and enjoyed it very much.
I'm staying within my maintenance range that I decided it to be 3-4 pounds above my chosen maintenance goal. I feel that 2 pounds above doesn't work for me. (so I have 5-6 pounds to play with, if I include the 2 pounds below goal) Actually I have more pounds to play with, and because my weight stayed at the same range allready 7 years, I rather not change my goal weight to a lower one. Again, it works for me.
With all the wonderful healthy habits I've learned, it is still sometimes a real struggle to stay at maintenance. I wish it would becom easier in years, but not for me, personally.
I still have to do it one day at a time.
I've to accept the reality. I think I do accept that it still takes work and effort, etc......to stay at maintenance.
But.....the black dress I wore when I reached goal stil fits me well and better (and it is not the strechy one. all cotton. The zipper closes well.....smile....), and that is only one benefit. They're so many others.
Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 6/28/2011 (19:00)
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