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A bump in the road

Friday, March 29, 2013

Maintenance isn't about maintaining your goal weight; it's about maintaining you goal weight range. Because weight fluctuates.

If I gained even an ounce this week, I'd be more than 2 pounds over my WW GW. Yup, you guessed it: I gained. I said it would be a challenging week: we were doing a staycation; I had 8 miles to run; and TOM was due to arrive -- which it did.

We ate out 3 times & I had the leftovers from one meal for dinner one night, too. Semi-healthy eats: sushi & pho (Vietnamese noodle soup). And we split one very rich dessert.

Do I regret what I ate? No; not at all. I tried to make healthy choices with just a little bit of treats in there. I didn't go hog wild; I just can't -- the curse of being older & really short, too. Altho I know people my height & age who don't seem to struggle so much -- doesn't matter; they're them, I'm me.

My newest sushi strategy: I get one roll, maybe a couple of pieces of ngiri & a salad with sashimi - trying to bring down the carb content a little. I do wish more sushi restaurants would offer half rolls - I like variety but don't always want to eat all that food!

I have some pretty awesome rewards I'm chasing, too: things I want, but don't need. Obviously I didn't earn a reward this week. But it's already a new week & a new opportunity. I think my goal for this week will be to try smaller portion sizes of certain things, like my avocado chocolate mousse (1avocado, 1 banana, 2 scoops chocolate protein powder, pinch of salt, cinnamon to taste, 2 tbsp milk, 2 tsp honey).

Usually I have half as a serving. This week I'll try 1/3 of the whole thing as a serving. Which means I get to have that yumminess 3 times instead of 2! It's all about the stories we tell ourselves.

I will keep on keepin' on because someday a weight fluctuation like this will truly be a simple bump in the road -- nothing to worry about unless I fail the clothes test (I'm sure you know the clothes test!).
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  • PCOH051610
    Great blog once again. I like your line about having some great rewards to chase
    1846 days ago
    Yeah, weight can vary in a 5 lb range. I've wondered about actually losing a few pounds below my goal weight, due to that fluctuation and eventual carb retention when I get back into calorie balance once I'm at my goal. So instead of 124 going down to like 122. bad to think about when you're losing though... even two pounds more seems like a lot farther. Like running a marathon and then halfway someone tells you there's actually two more miles than you though!! LOL! Ok. Not going to think about that until I'm there... but good reminder, thanks! emoticon
    1847 days ago
    You don't have to tell me about age and being short! Let's add menopause to the mix. emoticon
    But we'll just have to emoticon
    1847 days ago
    1847 days ago
    I definitely agree that staying in range is the deal. It seems like common sense to me now but hasn't always. My mother said she weighed 135 her entire adult life. The truth was she didn't weigh herself that often. She felt fine, looked good, no reason to be vigilant. Me, I have to be vigilant! But not about one number. The range!
    1847 days ago
    As long as you are willing to watch that scale and adapt to what it says, the little ups and downs aren't really bumps, just real life.
    1847 days ago
    On our journey we must also live.... We all have roads that aren't smooth - what a life would be without bumps, no fun!

    1847 days ago
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