The New Reality
Monday, May 18, 2020
I reached my goal weight 38 days ago. I am trying to approach this new phase logically, objectively, eagerly. I figured I would just make one change at a time as I transitioned into maintenance. I reset my ticker and nutrition goals. Since I am no longer trying to lose weight, it made sense that I could continue to exercise the same amount but add in more calories. The SP nutrition plan set new limits and I thought--hurray--instead of 1430-1680 calories a day I can now have 1530-1880. During weight loss and now into maintenance, I try to eat at the low end of the range in case I am unable to be completely accurate with tracking and that gives me a little wiggle room. My caloric intake was consistently 1500/day. I am finding it very difficult to add in more calories. My hunger is satiated. I don't want to eat more just to hit the suggested calorie range because I don't yet trust that I won't gain weight if I do. I've lost 75 pounds following the plan recommended by SP for diet and exercise but I am hesitating now. Why is it so hard to add 100 quality calories a day? My weight has been steady with less than half a pound variation day to day, often with no change at all. I know I have to give this more time. It took me a long time to get to my goal. I don't want to screw this up again. I know I will have to make modifications as time and circumstance dictate. I just hope I do the right thing when the time comes. I guess only time will tell.