Time to blow the dust off the old blog. There’s a new challenge starting up tomorrow over at The Sisterhood, and I am IN!
I have been relatively unmotivated to push on with this whole weight loss shebang for the past several months. A sneak peek at the scale this morning puts me about 10-15 pounds above what I assume to be my ideal weight – still in the (upper) healthy range for my height, but higher than where I instictively feel I should be. It’s been nice to play around in maintenance mode, and see I can relatively easily maintain this weight and size. I think I benefited immensely from taking the time off from dieting and the active weight loss mindset to simply get used my body and my life at this smaller size. I can honestly say I am more comfortable, and more happy, than I have ever been with myself. I have, for one brief 8-month period in my mid-twenties, been lighter than I am now. But never as happy and as comfortable in my own skin.
Now, however, I feel that itch to push myself just a little harder, just a little further, and see where I can go. I won’t be making any major changes. There will be no cleanses, no crash diets, none of that. What will there be?
- there will be weight lifting (you can follow that at our Iron Sisters group blog)
- there will be power walking
- there will be errands run on foot or by bike, not by car
- there will be clean, healthy eats in moderation
Which is pretty much how I’ve been living for the last few months. Except for the power walking, which sadly fell by the wayside through the winter and then my allergy-ridden spring. Oh, yeah. And the moderation thing.
Here’s the thing: I eat nothing but healthy food. But too much of anything, even a good thing, is a bad thing. And yes, I’m talking about you, oh so innocent looking jar of natural peanut butter. And you, wholesome homemade cookies made with whole wheat flour and applesauce and peanut butter. And really, who only eats two tablespoonsful of peanut butter?
So, yeah, a little more activity, a lot more moderation. Tomorrow is the official weigh in for the challenge. If I could drop 5 over the month I’d be ecstatic. Tune in tomorrow and throughout the month to spur me on and call me out when I try to fade into the woodwork!