In need of patience
Saturday, June 20, 2015
"I can resist everything except temptation." Oscar Wilde is one of my favorite writers. He's better known for wit than wisdom, but I think there's some truth in his provocations.
I am not good at this maintenance thing. Although I am allowed to eat more now, I'm finding it harder to keep to my plan. I think part of it is because the minimal carbs naturally suppressed my appetite before, and now that I am aiming for a healthy/normal carb level, I have more of an appetite. Another thing is that when I had a defined weight loss target, I had something specific to focus on, with the promise of "easier" days after that. Well, without that target to motivate, I'm finding that these easier days are just a different type of hard, with no end in sight.
I just need to tell myself that it took months of discipline to lose the weight, and will probably take months of discipline to get into a sustainable maintenance habit. I have managed to stay away from the cheetos for two days. Instead I reached for strawberries that I had prepped and stored in containers in the fridge, as ready nighttime snacks. Two days down, umpteen more to go - you'd think that the older I get, the more patience I would have!