THWD...Maintenance before the loss

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Yup...I have decided to call my lack of loss maintenance...well unplanned maintenance.

However, in thinking about it I discovered something....for the first time since 2003 (I know some of you out there can say for soooo much longer) my weight has remained constant (between -5 and +5) and not yo-yoed between -20 and +20 pounds of the starting weight . So I have maintained my current weight for 8 months.....I like this view..my personal NSV emoticon

Update on the food.... I find I eat within my calorie range, but it's usually at the top end or I go over. Also carbs are the main attraction on my plate and fruits/veggies are limited to 1-2 servings per day or none at all. Water intake has increased yaaaaay!! and now juices are exiled to breakfast.

So plan for next week..
Increase fruit/veggie intake by including them in every meal I eat...an apple here, a grape there, lettuce to replaced bread (which I find so messy yet delicious!!) and toss a tomato around somewhere in it all and I know I can have my 5 daily servings .
Reduce carb intake....The only way I can think of reducing carbs is my my portions so I will reduce each carb i eat by 1/2 a serving.

Will see what the next update brings...and if it doesn't bring success..I will review and adjust because....

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  • no profile photo CD8522718
    Great plan, Dar!

    2975 days ago
  • NETSUE64
    I like the way you are looking at the maintenance. I'm always saying, if I hadn't done anything the scale would still be going up!

    You have a solid plan and a good way of looking at things. It's difficult when you are in your range but not losing, but not everyone can eat the same number of calories. I found that if I didn't stay to the low end of my range I didn't lose much at all.

    Keep up the good work! You can't fail as long as you don't quit!
    2975 days ago

    Good plan...I'm sure it will make a difference ! emoticon emoticon
    2975 days ago
    Great plan! emoticon
    2976 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5127867
    Reducing starchy carbs is something you have to simply train yourself to do. Limiting the quantities to no more than 1/4 of your plate and then fill half the plate with veggies. Find some you like and enjoy them.
    2976 days ago
    good plan in place I like that you don't give up . and view the scales not moving as victory good out look. keep it up and keep us up to date please.
    2976 days ago
    Great plan on the carbs, fruits & veggies. I've had to shift those around too and it appears to be helping.
    2977 days ago
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