Ready for a Re-Charge
Thursday, September 18, 2008
During my maintenance journey, I did get to the bottom of that range, 125 lbs., once. At that point in my life, I was literally jumping out of bed in the mornings to go race downstairs and weigh myself. Every morning was a celebration of the achievement.
Now I've been headed the other way. Some of the wisest advice I've gotten on SparkPeople was from BEMORESTUBBORN, when she talked about setting a "danger point". My "danger point" was the top of my maintenance range, 131 lbs., and I've hit it. So, here's the story:
THINGS I'VE DONE WELL IN MAINTAINING:
1) Eating fruits and veggies.
2) Staying conscious of eating balanced food groups.
3) Keeping an eye on the scale watching for my "danger point."
4) Seeking help when I reached my "danger point."
THINGS I FELL DOWN ON DURING MAINTAINING:
1) Setting a new exercise schedule when I got a new job--I'm not getting much exercise at all and not getting any strength training.
2) Eating for emotional reasons--that's how I put on the weight originally, and lately I've been doing it again and watching the scale creep slowly up and up.
3) Seeking help as soon as I knew I was slipping.
**Maintaining Range: 125-131 lbs, 22-24% body fat**