I have been told by people who have lost weight and hit their goal that maintaining weight is harder than losing it. In fact I have heard this so often that I am apt to believe them. It is a fact that I am a LONG way away from my goal weight. I know I have a long road ahead. However, once I get there, I think I will be able to maintain. Let me explain:
I can hit a weight and bam I will stop dead right there. Pick a number and I may have to struggle like crazy to get there, but if I get there I bet I can stick. Losing weight for me is a bear, but I can maintain like a boss. (my 11 year old son says "like a boss" whenever he is confident he can do something, so I had to throw it in here lol).
This tells me something. Basically all the exercising I do and the smaller portions I eat is still not enough to lose weight . I am just burning what I am consuming and nothing more. It is frustrating but it is what it is. Now let me be clear, I am not writing this in a down spirited way. Not at all. In fact the sun is out and the weather is starting to warm. I do my exercises and I am feeling good both mentally and physically.
As with most things in life there are two ways to look at this. The cup half empty side of me is disappointed. See, in my mind I am already doing what I should do to lose weight. I already eat less than I used to. Heck, I am eating less than I want to. I already am staying away from bread and pasta. I stay away from all sweets (except for a little cake incident). I don't want to cut out anything else. I don't want to lower my amount of anything. I don't want to, but I will have to if I want to lose more weight.
Now, with the glass half full side of me, I say OK. If I have to bite the bullet for a while yet, I will. I can eat less. I don't want to, but I can. I can be a big boy and say I will do it until the weight comes off. I can do it until I hit my goal. Because now we all know when I get to my goal I will maintain. In fact, I will maintain like a boss.
What are your experiences on your journey? What do you think?