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Life on maintenance :P

Posted by mamato2 on April 15, 2011 at 5:22 PM

  So for anyone that finds there way here and is not familiar with maintenance the procedure is you set a goal.  You reach it and celebrate hitting your goal, while at the same time begining 6 weeks of maintenance.  During those six weeks you learn to keep your weight in a 4 pound range of 2 above or 2 below your goal weight.  It does not matter where it falls on those first 5 weigh ins, but on the 6th (or haowever many it takes there after) if you are in the range you hit the Lifetime status.  From there on out you are free if you are under your goal plus 2 pounds.  

  I am on week 3 of this right now.  First one was in goal, second over by a lot.  I will be trying to remedy that this week.  It is very challenging figuring out your new point plus range, but if it takes me longer than the 6 weeks, oh well!

  Then after I am lifetime I can lose down to whatever I am comfortable with and give myself some cush room in there.  I am not sure now where I would like to end up.  I don't want to set my final goal too low for the risk of not being able to maintain. 

  So I am in a 5K this week end!!!!!!  Oh my!  I can't believe I signed up for it.  Signed the hubby up too.  I am excited/scared. 

   Also I cleaned out my closet this week.  I had so many sizes it was overwhelming in it.  I have very limited space and it was time to do some cleaning out.  It was scary getting rid of those clothes that I had to special order so they would fit me.  They were expensive and I fear if I need them again from gaining I won't have them now.  It was so shocking to see the size difference in the clothes but honestly when I had to bag them up,  I cried a while because I feel like everything is changing so much right now.  It can get a little confusing somehow.  It feels kinda lonely.

  Anyway, life feels a little exciting but shaky at the moment.  I suppose it is always kinda like that though.  Uncharted territory will do that to a girl.  For now I am just going to try and focus on who I am in God and try and remember that is really all that matters.:D

  This is my new 3 month journal I track my food and goals in.  I had it made.  Isn't it so cute?



 

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