Hi maintainers! First off, congrats to all of you for losing weight and keeping it off. Man, it's not easy!
I haven't officially reached my goal weight, but I've been at the same weight for about a month now (+/- 1lb) and I'm feeling strong, healthy and pretty good about myself! So instead of beating myself up every day that the scale isn't moving down even though I'm doing all of the right things, I've decided to officially maintain at this weight and be proud of what I've accomplished instead of waiting for the scale to keep dropping. I'm not changing much about my eating because I absolutely love how I'm living and how good I feel after the food I eat, but I'm ready to be a little more lenient about an extra 100 calories a day or eating a meal out every once in a while. I've amped up my exercise though and am training for a 10K and a half marathon in the next 6 months! I can't wait! It feels great to focus on fitness goals instead of the stupid scale and I can't wait to get stronger and even healthier.
I'm happy to be a peace with my body, but am deathly afraid of getting "too comfortable" and gaining everything back seemingly overnight. I plan to be a regular on this thread and stay accountable to all of you because I really want nothing more than to have this lifestyle forever and this website is seriously the most incredible resource for that.
Thanks for listening and I hope to get to know you all soon!
Nothing worthwhile in life is easy!
Santa Monica 10K (10/11/09) - 58:57
LA Cancer Challenge 10K (10/25/09) - 56:41
Gobble Wobble 10K (11/28/09) - 58:30
Surf City Half Marathon (2/7/10) - 2:15