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.