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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I Am FINALLY Calling It

I have procrastinated long enough.

Thinking perhaps the scale will go down a bit more.  You can scratch that barring a stomach virus that may take me to the 150's,  where I will linger for a day until I get hydrated again.

I am in my happy place.  Right here at 161-165.  That is where the scale is every morning.  It has been like this for the last 3 months.  At first, I wanted to deny it,  but why?  Why would I put so much stock in a number?  Especially, when I am at my healthiest adult weight ever.

Yesterday, Vicky and I were e-mailing back and forth.  We were discussing scale numbers.  And as we were talking, I suddenly realized why it has been bothering me to call "maintenance". 

I have NEVER been here.

Never taken a stroll down Maintenance Lane.  EVER.

Even as a teenager and young adult I was constantly battling keeping the number on the scale from going up.  My whole life has been a diet.  I have never experienced maintenance.  It is very uncharted water for me.

And, I don't like change.  I am comfortable in Diet Land.  It is something I am good at.  Losing.  Keeping weight off has always been a battle. 

Maintenance makes me uneasy.

All the questions that spin through my head.....

Will I be able to keep this weight?  How many calories should I focus on?  How many hours of exercise do I need to put in?  What will my "freak out' number on the scale be?  Will I be successful? What's my plan?  Where do I go from here?

Then I told myself:

JUST BREATHE.  JUST ENJOY THIS.  YOU HAVE EARNED THIS.  YOU GOT THIS.

I have done the work.  I have changed my lifestyle.  I know portion sizes.  I know the vegetable to carb ratio that needs to be on my plate.  I could quote you the protein and calories of most foods in my sleep.  I have worked with the head issues that come with weight loss.  I know that being active is key for me.

So, today I am calling it.

Maintenance.

I am joining the others on the bench that have come before me. 

15 months and 155 lbs. lost...................maintenance begins.

15 comments:

  1. WOOT WOOT!!! You certainly hit the nail on the head with this post, my sister! Several people (including you) have been asking me why I feel like I need to lose more weight and I really didn't have a good answer but you nailed it...I'm scared. Scared of maintenance...like you, I've ALWAYS been on a diet...for as long as I can remember (other than the times where I just threw up my hands and said "screw it").

    So what do I do now? I'm taking a deep breath and jumping off the bus...into the land of maintenance. And you know what? I'm not worried anymore because I know that you'll be there to hold my hand and talk me off of the ledge when I need it...and I'll do the same for you...cause that's what sisters do...

    Love you!!

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  2. I'm so happy for you, Brenda!! You will be fine. Keep you head up and keep living this healthy life.

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  3. Yay...congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you and I know you will rock maintenance just like you did losing 155 pounds!

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  4. YAH BABY! You've earned this. Happy new living in maintenance land. It's not as fun as Care Bear Land but it'll do. LOL

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  5. what a great recognition to come to! congrats :) can't wait to be there one day myself!

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  6. Good for you. That "M" word can be frightening. It took me a year and a half to realize that the low 170's is my maintenance. It is a truly different mindset. Still have to watch and make sure we stick to our good habits. It's easy to say its done and fall back into bad habits. But you'll,be fine. Welcome to maintenance!

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  7. You got this, lady! I'm so proud of you this past 15 months, I can barely stand how awesome you are! :)

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  8. 150 lbs lost... Damn that is most excellent. It gives me hope to succeed.

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  9. yay! wish you all the luck in the world, I understand how it can be a lil spooky, just relax you will get in the groove. :o)

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so struggling with the word maintenance. Even though I've been doing it for 6 months, I'm not at GOAL yet and don't know if I will ever get there, so hence the struggle. Planning to blog about it soon...lol.

    Awesome news for you, so congrats!

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  11. Woooo hoooo congrats and enjoy being there!

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