Over 4 years ago goal was declared. It was June 2014.
Where I thought my body would maintain wasn't even close!
The journey I have experienced since actively engaging the Spark Program in late December 2013, is the only weight loss and weight maintenance experience I have had. I have never dieted.
Dieting is simply not a part of my mindset.
Living a healthy life? Yes! The Spark Program has helped support a healthy lifestyle.
Since declaring goal I have sought to determine a 3.0% range within which my body will sustain its weight fluctuations. To date, I have not been successful.
The longest period of time the body has sustained weight fluctuations within 3.0% is 11 consecutive months. Ironically, that period was the time I spent *on the bench* sidelined by the pelvic fracture admonished NOT TO MOVE! Yes.That means NO WALKS! Gentle walks okay? NO! For a person that likes to move … it was rough.
I worried that I would quickly regain the weight lost, since the pelvic injury emerged just shy of 9 months following the goal declaration and the pelvic fracture diagnosis came just shy of the 1-year maintenance mark. Nope. Did not happen. Easiest period of weight maintenance I have experienced … by far!
In retrospect, dealing with the pelvic fracture has been far easier than addressing chronic underlying inflammation, food intolerances and the yet-to-be identified underlying cause of the ongoing challenge with my blood.
So, is the goal simply unattainable, given my body and the lifelong health challenges experienced?
I don't know.
What I do know is that I am not yet ready or willing to abandon the goal.
This journey has been about establishing and sustaining a healthy lifestyle. It has absolutely not been … goal and done and back to unhealthy living. Nope!
I am in it for the long haul.
P.S. In case you're wondering where we came up with +/- 3%, it is a big enough range to account for most normal water fluctuation, and small enough to not affect health.