Need to quit acting like I am on maintenance

I really have such a maintenance mindset right now. I am not focused on losing, and I need to be. I have been thinking more about the fitness aspect instead. Not that there’s anything wrong with that 🙂

I keep thinking that if I push the workouts, the weight loss will follow. I know that gaining muscle is going to keep the scale put for a bit, but I also feel like I really should be losing as well. I am not ready to maintain yet, as I am just in the overweight category according to BMI (yes, I know it is a poor tool, but that’s all I have).

Okay, I guess I have been losing a bit, so that’s not totally fair to say. On July 1st I weighed 149.8, and today was 144.6 – so a little bit of progress in scale terms. At least it wasn’t upward, like happens to a lot of people during the summer months!
I have had a few cupcakes here, a few cookies there and a wee bit more eating out going on. I guess just the slowness of the loss feels like maintenance.

I just want to be at goal already. I mean, come on! 4 years and I am starting to lose patience LOL! I just need to refocus – I can see how my mind is all over the place in this post. Probably because I am a little bit tired, too.

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3 thoughts on “Need to quit acting like I am on maintenance

  1. SuperDave

    I know how you feel. That’s why I had to change my thinking and plans. For me, from maintenance and fitness to losing and fitness. The “thing” is though that you are still losing. I wouldn’t call you in the maintenance at all. Impatient are we? LOL! Hang in there Sis.

  2. Lori

    Thanks, I know I am still progressing. Just one of those days where I wish I could lose like other people do!

  3. debbyweighsin

    Hi Lori, You are doing great and are an inspiration to me. I didn’t realize you had been working on this for 4 years, which encouraged me. I started 3 1/2 years ago, and have really been stalled out for almost a year…and REALLY went into maintenance mode. But I am making a renewed effort to finish this job up and am really hopeful this week…Keep it up, you’re much closer to goal than I am!

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