I passed my 1 year maintenance date!
Friday, November 16, 2018
I've been wanting to blog this for awhile, but life gets very busy sometimes! My current 'project' has been helping my Mom & Stepdad find a house so they can relocate to be closer me. They are buying a brand new home in a quiet neighborhood less than 5miles from me.
They are 81 and 89 respectively and are both spunky & active! They get regular medical care, eat well and take their vitamins...a testimony to healthy living! I tease my stepdad that nightly ice cream might be the key to longevity. ;)
In one of my previous blogs, I wrote about my years on Sparkpeople and what I learned from looking at all the wonderful data stored on the site..food logs, weight logs, etc. I realized that when I track my food then I do better with my weight. Until now, my best record for food tracking was just shy of a year at 51 weeks, 4 days from April 2011 until March 2012. My weight ranged from 130-139. When I stopped tracking what I ate, I promptly gained over 8 lbs the next 2 months!
I'm now at 531 days active on Spark according to my new 'streak' which is 75 weeks, 6 days! I set my weight goal at 137 and I reached that mark and stayed below it from 11-10-2017 until now. My current goal is 132 and I'm doing well with that...131.5 yesterday. Friends and family sometimes think I'm OCD for logging what I eat everyday, but it's a deal I have with myself because I know if I don't do that, it is too easy for me to gain weight....out of sight, out of mind! It works for me.
I woke early at 4am and decided to take a few minutes to write this and celebrate my one year of weight maintenance with this blog even if I am a few days late!