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.


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

  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 :)

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

  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!

  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).


  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)

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

  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!


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07