end of fast
Yay - my 3 p.m. meeting got canceled so I finally have a few minutes to type!
Yesterday concluded my fast: 3 days water, 3 days juice & 3 days smoothies. It went really well and I feel great!
Today I'm focusing on still eating lightly. I don't want to jump back in to eating lots of bars, nuts, etc. For me, I feel best when I limit heavy food & dehydrated stuff. I tend to go stock up on goodies, and then once the bags are open...all bets are off. I can eat an entire bag of kale chips or flax crackers or whatever in a single day. Not only is it too expensive, but my body doesn't need all that. I feel best when I'm eating everything fresh. So every now and then, I will buy some treats...but I'm focusing on not going overboard with them.
Also, I'm going to try focusing on maintaining weight for a while. I'm about half way to my goal weight. What has happened in the past when I get to this point, is that I plateau, then get frustrated and say screw it! and then I gain back to my starting point. So for the next week or so, I am not going to try to release more weight, I'm going to just be content with where I am at. I am enjoying my success, rather than focusing on how much more I have to go.
I've always been good at gaining and losing weight...but I stink at maintaining a steady weight. I really think it's important, health wise, for me to overcome this. I don't know the exact effects on my body from yo-yo'ing, but I know it can't be good.
Over this week, I am going to work on redefining my idea of what is "normal" for me to eat in a given day. What was a "normal" amount of food in my mind, is what kept those 10 extra pounds on me. Now I need to find "normal" for the weight I'm at now. Once I have that in check, I can work on losing the next 10 pounds - and then I can adjust my "normal" again to that weight.
I don't know if that makes any sense or not, but it does in my mind.
Anyone have any tips for how they maintain weight? Or how you have you overcoming yo-yo'ing?