Day 397 - M

Friday, January 25, 2013

This maintenance thing is a journey in and of itself!! Can't say how hard I've worked this week to maintain. I did it, but boy...I almost think losing weight is easier!!! Sounds crazy, but I'm beginning to wonder?!?!?! I see where somebody put in 20 min. of exercise on their maintenance plan and I KNOW that would NEVER work for me in a million years. If I don't hit it HARD the scale would start creeping up again. It's not gonna happen. No it's not. I feel just as determined to keep this weight off as I was to lose it. I feel too good to let this slip away. And I really LIKE wearing those size 3 & 4 jeans. I like being so much stronger and having such improved balance and not getting sick and never being down in the dumps anymore. I like not making excuses or sitting on my duff anymore. I love hiking, cardio and the highs that come with all the activity. Never having a bad day. No more indigestion, no more bloated gut. Yep, I'll do whatever it takes to be in the 5% of those who keep it off. No matter what. I'm here for the duration. The old me is in the rear view mirror - for good!!

The day was really busy. Cleaned the whole house. We're picking up the 2 little grandsons first thing in the morning and they'll go home Sunday morning. It was really cold today, so did the cardio walking inside. Only did a bit of it outside. Drove 2 bus routes instead of 3 today, so that helped. Got in 8.60 miles and did a ST session tonight - core; lower body.

Know I'll be lucky to get in the bare minimum of walking tomorrow with the kiddos here, but I'm just gonna enjoy every minute with them. And....they are a FULL time job!!! They keep you going non-stop! Both of them are live wires. Wouldn't want them any other way. They sure make the world go 'round.

Thanks for stopping by today if you had time. Hope your Friday was fun & active. Keep Sparkin'!!! emoticon
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    I don't think I EVER wore size 4
    1975 days ago
    I can't even imagine accomplishing what you have!!! Proud for you!! keep Sparkin'!!
    1975 days ago
    You'll burn a lot enjoying those two little live wires!
    1975 days ago
    Oh honey, I couldn't agree more!!!! Sometimes I have thought the same thing about maintenance being more difficult than losing the weight. And for SURE if I just did 20 min. of exercise, I'd be back in the same leaky canoe I was in before! so, KNOW you're not alone on that one, AND I like my ability to fit in the size small blouses (or extra small, depending) and those 3 and 4 jeans as well! It's motivating. Spark on!!!!!
    1975 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    Have fun with the boys!!! I'm sure you will burn plenty of calories even without a planned walk!
    1975 days ago
    Enjoy your weekend with the grandsons

    1976 days ago
    Living on a natural high!
    1976 days ago
    I'll get in extra walking tomorrow. The arena that is hosting my son's tournament has an indoor walking track, so I can walk laps between his matches. Should be able to get in several miles throughout the day.
    1976 days ago
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