We are all in Maintenance.....

Hey all,
first blog back without that d@mn acronym and a number.
That was annoying.
you may not know this but we (who are losing weight)
are all in maintenance mode.
What do I mean?
You want to at the very least maintain what you have lost.
You are maintaining your loss.
Whether that is 1 lb or 100 lbs.
Going back up does you no favors.
If you lose a pound...gain a pound, and then lose a pound...
You could have lost two.
But only lost one.
Even though you lost two.
It would be like DELIBERATELY going to the store and for every mile you go, you reverse a half mile, then go another mile and then reverse a half...and so one.
Who wants to do that?
And how frustrating would it be to do that every time you went to the store.
No wonder the idea of losing weight holds all the appeal of ripping your eyelids off.
My goal all along is to lose weight and never gain.
If I only lose 2 or 3 lbs a month...that's fine.
I would rather lose 2 or 3 than lose 8, regain 4 lose 5 regain 2...
That is showing me that I have no consistency.
More than anything, I want this to be manageable for the rest of my life.
I can stand a 5 lb variation once I hit goal.
There will be your normal ups and downs.
As long as it doesn't keep going up.
know what I'm sayin.
So....forget the idea that maintenance is some sort of mysterious anachronism.
It is happening now.
I got a nice walk in today.
I will walk tomorrow and on sunday.
I am keeping my calories between 1500 and 1600.
my focus this week is no empty calories.
anything sweet will be fruit or raw honey.
Anything bread like will be a whole grain
and any meat will be unbreaded.
You get the picture.
Have a great night guys.
oh, and I WILL be posting pictures of my art as soon as I do some.
Big hugs,


Amber said...

Sounds like a great plan, and much easier to stick to over time!

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to that art! I have the feeling that doing it will give your soul wings. Deb

Rettakat said...

I hadn't thought of it that way... that we are in maintenance now, cuz we are maintaining our losses (even as we continue to lose). I like that.


Patrick said...

Planning plannng planning... I have always been impressed with your ability to put a plan together. Art, looking forward to it.

Have a good weekend!

Putz said...

this blog was very confusing to me since i have never been on maintinance....IT SEEMS SENSIBLE TO ME THAT IFIN YOU LOST SO MUCH WEIGHT A SMIDGIN OF SAY A BANNANA SPLIT WOULD BE OK EVEN IF IT MEANT AN INCRESE OF A HALF POUND OR SO>>>so tell me i am wronfg>>>i can take it chris>>>

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Well put... I'm sure I've lost thousands of pounds over the course of my life. It's time to cut the yo-yo string...

Rettakat said...

Hi again Chris. I mentioned you in my post today... the very last line, after the siggy. :-)



Anonymous said...

I agree. I'm the Queen of up and down. Doesn't make for a happy life. Wasted days and wasted nights....great post.