Tuesday, September 8, 2009

So Am I Being Stubborn?

I logged onto Sparkpeople yesterday, just to check it out. It's actually a really cool site and if you're looking for buddies, it's a great place to visit. It also develops a program for you. It was trying, unsuccessfully, to convince me that I wanted to eat between 1200 and 1550 calories. And my response was, Not.

I know compared to some I am agonizingly sloooooow. But my weight is very stable-- I don't up and down much. If I were to stop right now I wouldn't freak about maintenance, because what I'm doing is reasonably comfortable and sustainable. If I'm hungry, I can eat something rather than fretting about my calories. It doesn't make for very suspenseful reading though-- "Blogger Loses Two Pounds In Six Weeks!" I commend you all for hanging with me. And I want to be VERY clear that I am not knocking the faster route-- there's a lot to be said for just getting it the hell over with. If I were on WW I'd be fifteen pounds lighter than I am and getting the feel of maintenance rather than semi-maintaining my way down there.

I must say, though, I am thrilled to have dropped 2 pounds recently. That's a huge deal for me. My blogger buddy Steve consoled me when I posted "Still!" last time. I meant that to be a happy "Still!" because I didn't put my 2 pounds back on. I don't lose weight at the rawesome rate he does. (He's a guy, but he also does killer exercise and is a vegetable-eating machine). Kudos also to The Road Curves Ahead and 266 because they are also quietly dwindling at a stupendous rate.

7 comments:

  1. Hey. Thanks for the Kudos... you made my day.

    You are absolutely right! You have to do what is right for you. From reading your blog it seems like you really know what you need and are going through a very healthy lifestyle change and doing awesome. I hope to be where you are some day. Keep up the good work.

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  2. I do like Sparkpeople, and you can just ignore their calorie advice and still use their trackers, etc.

    I completely agree that you have to do what works for you!

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  3. Awww... thank you SO much for the shout out! I really appreciate the recognition!

    You are doing fabulously at your own rate and I think that's awesome. Keep up the great work and you will reach whatever goals you have when the time is right!

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  4. Thanks for the shout out Larkspur! Sorry I misunderstood your emotion in yesterday's post. As I replied today, it is very hard to pass emotion on in typing. :-) I think you said it best in the first half of your second paragraph. If it takes a while - so what? You could be comfortable maintaining where you are, and that says a lot. Remember the old saying - slow and steady wins the race.

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  5. Well done for making the lifestyle change and NOT being in the DIET mentality. This is something that is now sustainable instead of losing weight and then stopping when you stop 'dieting'

    You've figured out what a lot of people don't figure out for ages - you have to do what works for you, whatever that is.

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  6. Slow and steady wins the race....... I just discovered your blog and really love it. You are rockin' it girlfriend! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

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  7. You guys are the best! I feel so validated, :)

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