Monday, April 18, 2011


I just needed a break. I felt like I was getting to the point where weight loss and what I was eating was all I could think about. It was getting to be too much. Just a little burn out.

But I'm here and all is well. I've been maintaining my loss without too much trouble. I've been doing sort of a lazy person's paleo program and it's working really well for me. Sticking to lots of fruit, veggies, and protein. Weekends are still bumpy, but as usual, I'm working on it.

I have to say though, maintenence is so boring. It's a challenge, no doubt, but with none of the glory of weight loss. It's the red-headed stepchild of the weight loss world. It gets to be habit and routine - it has to if I'm going to be successful - but there are those days where you just think of all the years you have ahead of you to spend watching what you eat. And they feel loooooonnnnnnggggg. Although I have reached that point where when I make a poor choice, I feel it right away. I ate pizza for lunch last week and really thought I might have to take a nap under my desk for the afternoon. And french fries sit like a ten pound rock in my stomach.
I guess it's good that my body is telling me what it needs and keeping me in check. But I still weigh about 3 to 4 pounds more on a Monday than I do on a Friday, so there's still lots of work to do.


  1. Welcome to the world of maintenance! You're right, it is quite different than losing - none of the highs when pounds are dropped on the scale; we just keep our fingers crossed for still waters ahead. Love your outlook on it being the redheaded stepchild, btw. You know, there aren't that many maintainers blogging so you have a whole new world of insight that you can share when you're feeling stagnant in your writing. Congratulations :)

  2. I'm not in maintenance yet but it seems like it might be just as had as the losing part.
    Keep up the great work Maude. Thank you for stopping by and your words of wisdom.
    Take care and God Bless!!