I do not like Maintenance. She sucks!!!! I went on vacation weighing 149 pounds and one week later I came back weighing 156 pounds. I was enjoying my friendship with Maintenance when I went on vacation and came back fat. I thought I could eat like a normal person. It did not happen. Obviously, I did something wrong. Maintenance did some pretty bad things to my weight,
So fast forward two weeks. It has been two weeks since I got home from vacation and I have only lost 2 pounds. I am down to 154 pounds. Why oh why is it so easy to gain weight and so hard to lose it. Life is not fair.
I need to take action. I have been sidelined with a foot injury so my activity has been limited. I have a bone spur on my achilles tendon. It hurts to walk and running is out of the question. I am in physical therapy and hopefully very soon the pain will go away. In the meantime I need to get out every day and do things that won’t hurt my foot. I have created a picnic bench workout which takes only 20 minutes but leaves me sore and exhausted. I can also swim and bike. My eating the last two weeks has been spot on. Clean eating. But drinking wine – not so much.
I have a new weight goal. I think weighing 145 pounds would be perfect for me right now. So I am back to “dieting” and maintenance has been sidelined. I will take this one day at a time. I will start logging my food and counting calories which I gave up during my short friendship with Maintenance. Even though I am eating clean, I think measuring and weighing my food is a must. I want to average between 1200-1500 calories a day. I will do an activity every day. Weight lifting, biking, swimming, picnic bench workout or kettle bells. I will not use my lame foot as an excuse not to exercise.
And the last thing I need to change is my favorite after work activity – drinking wine. My dear friend – Chardonnay – I must break up our relationship for now. Hopefully, very soon I will be able to rekindle our friendship. But just for now I have to say good bye. I am much sadder than you about this break up. You bring me such joy and relaxation. But you also brought me several unwanted calories. So I have found a new drink to relax with – diet tonic water with lime. It is very refreshing. And if I put it in a wine glass it tastes even better.
I am taking one day at a time. I really want to become friends again with Maintenance. When I reach my goal weight I will definitely have a respect for my new friend. For right now I don’t like her. We did not become friends our first go around. When I reach my new goal weight I will treat Maintenance with new respect. I will not abuse her. I will respect her. So Maintenance just like my glass of wine, I am breaking up my relationship with you. I am looking forward to rekindling our friendship and I am hoping it will be soon. And when we do rekindle our friendship I will definitely play by your rules. You will not make me fat ever again. I will do everything for you to become my best friend. Because Maintenance you and I will be life time buddies.