Starting Weight: 187.4
Current Weight: 119.8
Goal range 113-119
Yo-Yo dieter age 6-46
Menopause: 2 years
Hashimoto's Disease 1997
Food Template: Low Carb Paleo-ish (see IG)
Binge Urges & thoughts: very rare
Walking: 12,000-15,000 steps/ day (5-6 miles)
Strength training 2X per week
Oooohh! My stats are starting to look like a baseball card.
I've got two weight palteau's in weight maintenance. One is 115-117 lbs. The other is 119-121 or so. This has been the case my whole life. Don't get me wrong, it's the difference between being in a BMI of 21 or 22.
I'm not being too Weight Maintenance Princess like. Weight Maintenance is a privilege that I earn meal in, meal out because food addiction was killing me slowly. Food either makes me well or keeps me sick.
I just want my long term health outcomes and my $40/month health insurance discount. That's not too much to ask of myself. I get more in return like more vacation time, a credit on my health care spending card, more time engaging with my daughter, practicing photography, easily jumping around on slippery tide pools, speaking in in front of groups, more focused at work.
I feel okay at the higher weight range, but I feel even better in the lower range. Just a preference. My clothes fit (size six) in either range.
One thing that is true, I have very good blood bio markers, blood pressure, sleep, strength at either weight range. I have the option to choose either, but one may be beneficial over the other. I'll always be at the mercy of my thyroid med balance. I had my medical check up earlier this week (blog posts on that coming soon)
What's working now
1. Still tracking on My Fitness Pal
1.5 Still daily weighing
2. Still making small changes here or there and overall, starting to stay below 120 with my weight.
3. Battling and epic sinus virus for about 10 days now. Ouch. Just when I think I'm feeling awesome, this thing knocks me on my butt.
What did not work in the past
1. Not tracking my food intake- Paleo or not.
1.5. Not weighing in and finally 3 months later being 5-10 pounds heavier, Oh well, I'd say
2. Not adjusting my food template in response to massive weight gain.
3. Just taking anti-antibiotics at the drop of a hat and medicating the heck out of my colds.
Alright that's my update. I'm glad I update every month. It feels good to own my outcome, self-efficacy is a gift.