Still have pounds to go but.......
I was having a lovely beach lunch with my sister and Mom on vacation, talking about weight loss and...
--- I said, "I had hoped to be at my goal weight by my birthday but I don't think I can make it."
(Still have 40-45 pounds to go and BD is 6/16----big BD this year--yikes).
---Mom, of course, said "Oh, honey, that's OK. You've done so well."
My sister said, "So what changes when you get to maintenance?"
---My response was----Satisfaction from reaching my goal is #1; Also, I can add in about 200-400 cals per day (maybe) to maintain my weight..............
Then I drew a blank.
Sister----- Are you hungry and deprived now? NO
Will you stop all this tracking? NO
Will you still do your cooking in advance? YES
Will you start ordering out and fast fooding it again? NO
Are you still going to go to the gym? YES
Gonna leave that bottle of water home? NO
etc. in her rather direct manner!
So what's the big deal whether you make it in June, July, August....as long as the
scale keeps going down?
I thought about it---she's right. Damn, the skinny little thing (nickname was DINKY due to size). I really have kind of settled into this new lifestyle. Temptations---absolutely! Demons to fight---every night (which is why I'm typing this and not standing in front of the fridge). But I'm really comfortable, for the most part, in this new food related lifestyle. I guess i don't consider it a diet anymore which is probably a break thru for me. I think I can do this comfortably for life.
Just my thoughts this evening!