okay...now a post......Where the rubber meets the road.

lol...that last post was my 666th post...this is 667. I though the 666th post would be inappropriate for a sunday...so skipped it.
I worked all weekend and walked saturday and sunday.
I am eating maintenance calories for 135 pounds and have been for 1 week.
It is harder than I thought.
Just because I have given myself a pretty steady calorie and diet regimen.
It's hard because there are no pig out days...
and no starve days.
just discipline and sometimes yes's and sometimes no's.
I will weigh in on June 1rst to see what's up...
I was 146...again..
I am  hoping for around 145 on the first.
I rather expect a 1 to 2 lb loss per month.
But since this is for forever, that is okay.
When I hit where my body is comfortable...well, it's where it hits.
I feel good here.
If I lose 5 more, I will feel good.
It's about living this way...forever.
1600 a day...2200 on a friday....
or if I know a special event is coming...1800 one friday and  2800 the next and so on.
I think I will go stir crazy.
It's harder than all in or all out.
but I know this is where the rubber meets the road.
This part of my journey will determine whether I succeed or fail.
Good thing to remember.
Have a great night guys...
Chris out.


Amber said...

Everything in moderation!
Kind of the key to it all.

Rettakat said...

Ha ha... you reminded me of a quote I just used from Jack Sh*t: "This isn't forever, it's just for the rest of your life."

I know you'll work out the details, and be fine.

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Where the rubber meets the road. I am relating totally! Moderation. Balance.
Failure is not an option unless we just plain quit. And you are no quitter! :)
Rock on!


Jodie said...

I find one of the hardest things about weight loss is that is is S-L-O-W!! You are all sorts of awesome though for what you've accomplished! (have you stopped reading me? I haven't had a comment from you in a while!)

Jodie (biggerthanababyelephant.blogspot.com
Formerly the overweight life...

Hannah Banana said...

Have you thought about Calorie Cycling (Zig Zagging your calories?) It's recommended by Jillian fro the Biggest Loswer. Eat Strictly for 2 days Moderately for 3 and with license to indulge where appropriate for the next 2. It never allows your body to think it's starving because you hit it with a higher calorie intake at some point. Then you cut it back etc. I've been doing this while losing weight, but she recommends this as a realistic maintanence approach too. (let's be honest, it is far easier to be strict Monday-Wednesday and enjoy our indulgences for the weekend. Realistic!

definingmore said...

"But since this is for forever, that is okay."

Love that.

downsizers said...

It just gets old I think because we always have to be aware; we can't just treat eating like brushing our teeth - - part of the day. Whenever I try to fight that necessity of vigilance; I lose - when will I learn that this is something I must accept and deal with it? There is something in me that doesn't want to take control and stay on track - a rebellion against routine - the knowledge that I must stick with the program regardless of how I feel or what is going on with life. Stay in control of eating/food and deal with everything else but stay in control of the food/eating.

hopefulandfree said...

A wise blogger once reminded me that this "journey" is for life, for my life. But it can only be lived NOW. The weight really does come off, however slowly after a certain point, when I am patient.

The worst thing I once tried was attempting to predict and/or control the outcome, trying to jack my body around to meet my demands and expectations...in response, it seemed as if my body giggled at that notion. And kept right on doin' what it was gonna do. LOL.

Feels much more peaceful to let go of control and live life today. A plateau? Cool. A small bump up? Cool. Not my concern. My task is to stay present and willing. Period. Simplifies every moment. Lowers the drama. Induces calm.

Peace out. :)

Putz said...

whoooooooo, mark of the devil 666, careful there chris, blogging ends at 515 or around 515, don't you read my blog<><>><you are way over anything done by yoou now is just GRAVEY

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SeattleRunnerGirl said...

Just stopping by to say I haven't commented in a while but I'm always reading! Your honesty and openness about the harder parts of the journey (whether they are emotional or just "boring" like maintenance can be) is inspiring as always!

Robin said...

Don't ask me why, but after I read this I thought to myself that this is like the 12 step program. Now, I don't know a whole lot about that other than they talk about one day at a time a whole lot. And go to meetings acknowledging their addiction. However, they also acknowledge a Greater Power and that they can get through it.

Let me know your thoughts on this. Maybe there are meetings in your area for people with food addiction. If not, maybe you could start one. As you said, this is not about just today, it is about forever. It is easier to put one foot in front of the other with people who are walking that same path. This is a journey. I don't know... maybe I am crazy loco.

Linda Pressman said...

Chris, I know I work a 12-step for my weight and that's a little different (though at times, watching your journey, I've seen the same process) but in program one of the things we do is accept our higher power's will for our body size and weight. Acceptance, so to speak. This actually led to me being about 25 pounds LESS than my original goal weight of 160 (that's all I could hope for back then) but it also allows me to let go of the outcome and just deal with what's right in front of me.

Annalisa201 said...

1-2 lbs a month is a lot! That's 12-24 lbs each year! Don't down play it. Be proud :)