Starting from today, I have stopped dieting - I am entering the scary world of maintenance.
Shannon's thread about continuing to lose has made me think.
My original goal was always 140, which I hit about 2 weeks ago. But when I came back here in December after having my baby, I decided to make my goal 135 instead.
But for the last two weeks I have been bouncing between 139 and 141 and can't seem to get any lower.
So I have made an executive decision to stop 'dieting' and start maintaining, and see what happens. I do still want to get down to 135, but I'm going to up my calories to 1500 a day instead of 1300 and see what happens. I have heard of the phenomenon of eating more calories to lose weight, but have alwys been too scared to try it - what if I didn't lose, or put weight on?
So, if in my head I am maintaining and not trying to lose, then not losing won't be a bad thing, is my thinking.
I am also going to start working on my fitness levels, I have started the C25K progam, and am going to buy some body fat scales. I'm also going to stop weighing every day and start weighing once a week instead. Starting from today.