Maintenance I think is the easier one to deal with first. I have been able to maintain the weight for about eight months. Next involves eating normally with the occasional snack and exercise 3 to 4 days a week. It also allows for eating out once or twice a week as long as I don't overindulge.
Figure out the boundaries for weight-loss is what I'm tweaking out now. I've lost the bulk two thirds of the way I want to lose. I only have no more than 35 pounds to go. So I've set up some guidelines for myself. Keeping my carbs low my proteins high and making sure I get in at least 10,000 steps a day. But the most important thing to me is not mindlessly eating. I think that is how I ended up in maintenance and didn't hit my goal within the first year or so..
I got comfortable being a lot smaller. However I'm not so comfortable that I'm happy where I'm at. Hence the need for boundaries that I am now Enforcing.
Oh by the way I'm down about half a pound from Sunday and I'm going to fight the urge and not weigh in again until Sunday as well. The game I play with the scale is one I don't want to play anymore. This weight-loss battle is not fought in days it's fought in weeks and months and moments.
Four days down 96 to go... On no wait it's actually a lifetime to go. I'm worth and I deserve and I will have a healthy lifestyle for the second half of my life.
On a more random note I decided to include a picture of something that brought me a great deal of joy this evening. In the midst of drama and handling a bunch stuff I didn't want to do. On a quick stop to OfficeMax I found this beautiful display of what looked like 1 million pens and it made me all warm and fuzzy inside.