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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

So this 28 day plan is definitely taking me longer than 28 days. I keep taking breaks whereas the plan calls for 6 workouts per week. Oops...
Ok, I must confess that this weekend was awful. Well, actually it was really fun, but it was awful for my diet. I haven't even stepped on a scale, which is very unusual for me. I also didn't get back on track on monday like I normally do, which is the kiss of death. Except for 1 day of ST, I haven't worked out in far too long...
Ok, so now I've been honest with everyone, and I feel a lil, tiny bit better ;-)
Now that the holidays are here, I'm going into maintenance mode. This weekend/week was a major scare for me, because last year I gained 6lbs over the holidays and it's taken me this entire year to lose about 10lbs. To be honest, I'm completely comfortable with my body right now. But I find it devastating if I gain 2lbs, I feel like a fat pig and it totally changes how I feel about myself. On the bright side, I weigh approximately 2-3lbs less than I did going into the holidays last year, so I'm a winner, yay! I'm going to stop while I'm ahead and pick back up in 2009.
My new goals are:
*maintain my weight at or under 130
*eat more protein
*continue training for the half marathon
*limit fast food to 2x per month

Alright, so it's simple and will hopefully be effective because I do not want to waste time undoing holiday damage next year.
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    This could be the big break your body needs! Sometimes we stress too much about the details and forget about the big picture!

    I wish I could just FLIP into maintenance mode, but I have to wait until the end of April 2009! I'm already comitted to this ONE YEAR PLAN!!!

    I love your stradegy though, it will work out great for you!
    3524 days ago
    I agree with everyone're a genius for switching into maintenance mode for the holidays. The half-marathon training will definitely keep you in shape too!
    3524 days ago
    What a great and realistic plan. I may have to copy you. Maintain weight over the holidays, get back to the losing in 2009. Thats a good goal.

    I am the same way as you right now - happy with my body but if I see that number go up by 1-2 lbs on the scale it just changes. Which is stupid bc 2 lbs could be water retention and doesn't suddenly make me look fat. UGH the woes of being a woman, haha.

    Keep up that running and you'll maintain and maybe even lose :)
    3524 days ago
    How very realistic of you to switch to maintanence for the holiday season!! I'm curious, are you still going to track calories during this period? What range will you aim for?

    Did I know you were doing a half marathon? If I did, I forgot. Congrats - that's some hard work!! Have you ever done one before? When is it? How much running do you do to train?

    OK, that's a lot of questions...sorry about that! I didn't mean to give you extra work! :)
    3525 days ago
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    3525 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/29/2008 5:20:56 PM
  • JIBBIE49
    It is good to weigh yourself daily and not let yourself get out of control.
    3525 days ago
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