Sunday, June 3, 2018

Update on the Weight

Well it's been a whirlwind of a week, battling kidney stones (major pain), getting settled back into routine after our trip, and getting ready for school to end (finally). I am making my health a priority and working my maintenance plan; as of this morning I weigh 192 pounds, which is down 2 pounds from my return from vacation. I weighed 192 last Sunday and the Sunday before that. I'd call that maintenance. Fluctuation a few pounds up and down over the summer is fine by me as long as I don't cross that high line of 195 and don't drop much below 188 either. I think ideally, 186 to 190 is a perfect range for me over the next couple of months. I am not ready yet to lose below the mid 180's, but I will know when the time is right. I am working on the mental and emotional side of things with my counselor, and working on the diet side by learning how much sugar or carbs is "too much" (meaning not worth it for the effort I need to get back to baseline) and eating more produce. My daughter and I planted strawberries, tomatoes, and basil this year and I also have a network of friends who have offered me extras from their gardens! I get a CSA box each week and pick up a few things from the farmers markets too. I'm enjoying being able to be comfortable in my clothing without it getting too big or too small and the loose skin right now is slightly noticeable to me (in half sleeves) and not causing me any distress. It's all good! Happy. Thanks for the support!


Cris said...

This is such a healthy choice. I think allowing your body and mind to ‘get used’ to this size is great.

I do that (although my maintenance year is up- I’m back to losing now) and it’s beneficial. It lets me concentrate on my kids stuff when that comes up and also on my career. Then once my mind is clear I can choose to go back to losing.

I’ve lost 50 pounds fast and regained it. That tells me that speed isn’t everything. This time around feels permanent. And healthy.

Hope that’s what you’re feeling too!

MaryFran said...

You are definitely rocking maintenance!!! Keep up the good work!!

Anonymous said...

Yup, that's what I would call maintenance. Did your kidney stone/s pass? Ouch! Kidney stones just sound like a nightmare. You can google the foods to avoid if you tend to form stones. And drink lots and lots of water (I think you already do). ~Lenora

Anonymous said...

Hope you can give us a weigh in update soon!