08 August 2005
Maintaining my weight
I have been maintaining my weight of between 63 and 64kgs for three months now. No, I won't get any badges or certificates or any awards because I have never officially joined WW. I did WW at home with books given to me by a friend and whatever else I needed I bought from the WW website or Ebay or researched weight loss and healthy living sites.
I believe that I reached a place where I knew I needed to lose weight and I was determined to do it by myself and there was no need for me to attend meetings or have someone else weigh me or keep me motivated. It was up to me alone. I did get some motivation from reading posts on the WW forum. (Since reaching my goal weight my blogging friends have helped to keep me motivated).
I am very happy that my weight has stabilised and even though my healthy weight range is 53-66 kgs, my current weight of 63 to 64kgs seems to be the ideal weight for my body. My size 10 jeans are actually quite loose and I don't want to get any smaller.
I am able to still have a glass or two of red wine each night and go out for a meal when I wish to. I am being careful day to day, but have actually stopped tracking for the last couple of weeks. I think I still mentally add points, as I know most of the points values for my regular meals.
I don't want to go over 64kgs and I will keep a close eye on my weight and start tracking again if it starts to creep up.
I think I have gained the knowledge about food and exercise that my body needs to maintain this weight. I will continue to exercise most days and try to drink plenty of water. I constantly mentally check that I am drinking enough and remind myself that I don't need fatty food or chips and chocolate to be happy. (Well, maybe some chocolate!).