Saturday, December 26, 2020
Eight months into maintenance and I am waffling between confidence and doubt. It has been difficult, with the holiday happenings, to stay on track. There are so many things that are not part of the "normal" routine. Overindulgence is sort of built in with the season being "special". I have seen a slight uptick trend and it terrifies me. I think that is good because it means I haven't lost focus. I haven't lost the motivation to prevent obesity from returning. I don't remember who or where, but someone wrote "maintenance is gaining and losing the same two pounds over and over" and I'm kind of holding on to that. I've gained almost two pounds from goal weight and that two pound mark was a wake-up call! I remember how long it seemed to take to take off that last two pounds and I'm not going to let that 2 pounds turn into 5. So, now is the time to renew my efforts, get more consistent with the basics that I know will help me be successful. I have mostly good healthy habits but have fallen off a bit on the exercise (strength training in particular) and haven't been getting my 5 freggies a day consistently. I know what to do. I will continue measuring, tracking, drinking water, cardio--all those are firmly ingrained. I will make a plan for ST and meals to make them habitual. The holidays happened, and the few indulgences I allowed myself will NOT derail me. Life is all about choices and I chose to indulge because I am confident I can counteract those extra calories with effective actions. Yes, I will.