TWO MONTHS at the same weight!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

... and I'm HAPPY about it!

Yesterday, I celebrated my two month anniversary of hitting my goal weight. For every day of those two months, I've been either at or below my goal. There have been fluctuations, my goal is 125 and I'm bouncing from 123 to 125 depending on the day. I say that is all right by me!

I'm just now starting to get used to the feeling that I can pretty much wear anything in my closet. Yes, some stuff is too big, but before, some days I could wear smaller stuff, and some days, I couldn't. I had to try on every outfit before committing to it, and trust me, on some days, taking things off was the OPPOSITE of an NSV. I never thought maintenance would mean I could get ready faster in the morning, but it does! I feel like it is just a little bonus for me each day I stay in my "happy weight" range.

So far, I'm feeling like the key to maintenance for me is a good work out almost every day, and then getting on the scale every morning. I'm no longer tracking my food. I might go back to it later, but for now, I'm making really good choices and listening to my body. The scale gives me feedback after a bad choice day, and serves as a gentle reminder that the following days need to include better choices.

I don't know what made the change, (maybe feeling so good?) but while I'm still tempted to eat jalepeno chips on many days, I eat a small taste and then move on. I'm focusing on mostly fruits and veggies, and if I'm honest, when I eat the less healthy stuff, I feel less good (headaches and tummy aches=no fun). The more feedback I get like this, the less I'm tempted gorge on yuckies. (Though all this seems to go out the window in the days before Aunt Flo arrives!)

What I'm saying is the lessons I've learned here at SP are helping me stay where I want to stay. This is pretty exciting because I've never really successfully maintained before. I think I'm on the right track for now.

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    I've been offline and just had the time to read this!

    Huzzah! Huzzah! Good for you. You happiness just bounces out of this blog!

    I want to be in maintenance mode someday, too! If you can do it, so can I! Dang it.

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    2390 days ago
    When I grow up, I wanna be just like you :) Great job Missi!!!!
    2394 days ago
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    Joins C in pom pom dance.

    I particularly like the idea of not having to track because you are so tunedin. Way to go!
    2394 days ago
    Yay! I'm doing a happy little pom pom dance for you. (I really am doing a little dance, but I don't have pom poms.) Two months of successful maintenance is no small feat. Nor is learning the all important lesson of listening to your body and actually using that information to guide your choices. Fantabulous.

    As to changing outfits multiple times in a morning...sometimes my husband will sit on the bed and watch in silent amusement (he doesn't say anything because he isn't suicidal) as I go through a half dozen changes to find the clothes that feel "right" on a given day. Knowing that there is a day when this ritual may be unnecessary is a light at the end of the tunnel.
    2394 days ago
    I am just sooooooo... thrilled for you! That is a HUGE accomplishment! I'm so impressed. You have really internalized the new you and it's here to stay! Bravo!

    I'm not quite at goal, but hope to join the ranks soon!

    Congrats again!!
    2394 days ago

    It's interesting, but I think we learn to ignore a lot of body signals when we're overeating and gaining weight. We just accept the unhappy tummy as "normal". Well done for learning to listen for the signals so much more closely.
    2394 days ago
    Well done on maintaining!!! emoticon
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