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The Countdown to our move begins....how do I do this without gaining weight?!?!?

Monday, July 01, 2013

That seems to be my main concern. Not, will anything break? Will the journey be a safe one? Have we budgeted properly? No, no, no...... it's: can I do this without the ever familiar 10 pound weight gain?

Moving and weight gain go together with me. Then once I'm settled, I manage to lose some of the pounds (never all) just in time for the next move. I don't want to go through that again.

Fortunately, my support network for weight loss in on-line (which means I can take Sparkpeople with me where-ever I go emoticon ) plus this is the longest I have ever maintained such a steady weight AND it is also the most weight that I have ever lost. I think my habits are in place, but I plan on starting to track my food every day again (starting soon) just to keep an eye on things.

I've also signed up for a half-marathon in Belfast, the city nearby where we are moving to, which is a month and a half after our moving date. That should keep me training, and hopefully set that habit in stone when we are there. My foot started aching a little yesterday, but I think it is minor, and that I'll be pretty much on track again in a few days.

Emotionally, I don't know. I had a few moments this weekend where I really wanted to break out the chocolates. It's becoming harder to just have one or two, which is why I'll start tracking again. I've also started seeing a therapist just to talk things through. That's a new thing for me, but it's helping me keep things in perspective, which is what I need right now.

This is a big test of my maintenance abilities. And I am planning for it, but still really nervous.
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    Such an exciting adventure...I know you will hold the course on how far you've come! You just CAN'T go backwards after coming this far! I'm cheering you onward and upward! emoticon emoticon
    2526 days ago
    Maintenance is scary because most of of are used to gaining back the weight. This time I have stayed at goal for one month with no problem at all and now have decided to go for another 5% challenge to lose another five pounds. I now have more confidence that when I decide to quit I can maintain that weight and neither gain nor lose as long as I pay attention. I think nutrition tracking as well as weighing frequently are two key factors, speaking from past experience. When I quit doing that before I started gaining again. How are you coming with the move?
    2566 days ago
    you are strong, you are beautiful, and you can do it without feeling nervous, because you have the confidence to do it, i'm sure.
    after all, what reason could there be not to?
    2593 days ago
    Stay strong. Moving is never easy.

    Your Spark family is here for you.

    2593 days ago
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