Monday, November 8, 2010

Nothing is ever easy

Do you know what is really REALLY REALLY hard for a naturally chubby girl? Maintaining a weight loss.

I hit my goal weight! Of course, I am not like super skinny or anything. However, I am at a healthy, normal weight for my height (when I left the overweight category, I did cartwheels across my living room). And I am happy with where I am at. Honestly, I can't imagine being much thinner - that would just be entirely too difficult (have I mentioned how much I like dessert?).

Anyways, when I stepped on the scale this morning, the magical number I have had my eye on finally popped up. This should have been a fabulous moment, but it really wasn't. I just don't know where to go from here. Do I set a new thinner goal (probably not). How do I maintain my current weight (especially with the holidays fast approaching)?

This has been a lifelong problem for me. I can lose weight, but I never seem to be able to maintain it. I always end up falling back into my old habits. When I am dieting, I am hungry. When I eat until I am full, I am overweight. So how in the heck I am I supposed to maintain my current weight and be happy? Because friends, food = happiness in my neck of the woods.

8 comments:

Jenny said...

as a bloggy friend i say enjoy the holidays and the food that comes along with it... but as a personal trainer i say you can still eat what you want in during the holidays just in moderation. believe me, i still enjoy all those carbs but i just know that i will have to do a bit more exercise. so happy you have reached your goal weight!!

mamakalila said...

Congrats!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Go you!!! You rock, Christy!! I am totally jealous.

I have no idea or suggestions how to maintain though. But I am sharing in your joy. :)

Just Jiff said...

Food = happiness here too. I must be shitting rainbows (phrase courtesy of your last post. lol)because I'm fluffy.

When I was in shape, I would drink a glass of water before I ate anything. Talk about cutting down on the food intake! You can't eat as much when your belly is full of water. :(

kristi said...

I always eat and then wait 30 minutes...for some reason my brain does not register being full. Oh, and I drink tons of water!

amanda said...

food totally equals happiness in my book. which is exactly why i am ignoring the treadmill in the basement and instead baking.

u r a rock star - u can do it!

Mama Marshmallow said...

Nice work! Don't eat after 8. Drink a ton of water to keep you full. Don't keep goodies in the house but indulge during the holidays.

MarvelousMOM said...

Great job hitting your goal weight!