Monday, May 14, 2007

snuck into my maintenance range

Weight Chart

Amazing. I had a couple of parties last week and was sure I'd see a bump up, but instead I had a big two-pound loss, putting me into free territory (my leader said she will bring a refund form for me next week) and my maintenance range.

I haven't done the maintenance program in the Turnaround program before. When I lost my weight the first time around and made Lifetime, it was still Winning Points. I have actually sort of reverted to a Winning-Points-style plan by divvying up the troublesome weekly points so that I get 25 a day, my old WP range. Now, in maintenance, I actually get 25 per day plus the 35 weekly points. I am going to try to stick to the 25 during the week to give myself some breathing space for weekend picnics and cookouts. I feel like if I put some thought into this, maintaining shouldn't be so hard this time around.

One disappointment: I feel a little chubbier at goal (or near it) than I did last time around. I was exercising a lot more before, and probably had a better body-fat-to-muscle ratio. So even though I'm going to try to maintain at this weight, I'm going to focus on getting fitter. Now that the weather is nicer and I'm on a summer schedule, I don't really have an excuse for not getting exercise. Today I spent a couple of hours planting flowers and spreading mulch in addition to my planned workouts. That kind of workout does triple-duty by making me happy, making my home more attractive, and helping me maintain my weight.

I still feel a little stunned. I never expected to be here this week.

9 comments:

  1. that is totally awesome, another two pounds and in the maintenance zone. Hooray for Jen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I'm thrilled for you, Jen! If I remember right, you were going back to the original WW flex plan and maybe that's what did it - that plus you have been more involved with your life and less with obsessing about food. And gee, the pounds came off. Let's happy dance :)

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  3. What a happy surprise! Keep up the good work!

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  4. Congratulations!
    As for physical activity, there's nothing like gardening in the spring to give you a workout. Shoveling, mulching, weeding, it all works different muscles and areas of the body. And it's something you enjoy, so there's a double bonus. Have fun!

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  5. That's so fantastic! I'm so happy for you. You work hard on things and kept busy.

    Congratulations (and you've earned back some pocket change from WW).

    Awesome!

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  6. awesome job on the loss this week, you're doing great! i counted my weeding/mulching from last weekend too, every bit counts! :o)

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  7. That is totally awesome! Congratulations with making it to the maintenance program!

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  8. Fantastic!!! You must be VERY proud! As a lifetime WW myself, I know how important it is to get back to "freebee" status again. Keep up the good work!

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