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.