Saturday, November 17, 2007

maintenance

I have arrived!!!

I talked with my leader this morning and my new WW goal is set for 155. She really wants us to have WW Lifetime goals that are maintainable for LIFE not just a little while. I have been under 155 for a few weeks now, but this is my first official week of maintenance. Just in time for Thanksgiving! LOL

I have reset my ticker at the top and updated my sidebar. I have also removed my Christmas Challenge stuff. I don't know that I want to go down to 145...and I sure don't need the added stress of trying to get there at this time of year. For me, every week that passed and I wasn't getting way closer just added stress and feelings of frustration with myself. I don't need any more of that these days.

So my personal goal is 152...that is the lowest number I have seen on the WW scale since I started this journey. Who am I kidding, that is the lowest number I have seen on the scale in more than 15 years! I do feel really good about my body right now. I want to just maintain my weight and exercise plan (morning walks with the neighbor) through the end of the year. In January I'd like to start working on toning my flabby belly some more, but I'm not pushing it in the next 6 weeks. This is good for now.

I'm kind of rambling. I'm really excited right now. And I am still anxious about Thanksgiving coming up. But I am the one cooking so I can control what is prepared and offered. And like my leader said this morning, it's a holiDAY not a holiWEEK. I have one meal on Thursday that will be huge. Other than that I need to just keep it all in check.

Oh, and this morning marked my TOM's arrival, too, so I may see a little loss later this week when that disappears. But then again, it's Thanksgiving so who knows. And my goal is just to MAINTAIN now, so I don't have to worry about a loss. What a relief!!!

11 comments:

Kate said...

Woo Hoo! Go Noelle!

Congrats on picking a goal that is good for you, that is what is important.

As far as trying to lose this time of year, I feel like its an endless battle. My goal for the holidays is just not to gain anything!

Kathy said...

As I said on my blog yesterday, "results not typical"...you are another big winner in this game. Reaching goal is a BIG DEAL! Good for you...I couldn't be happier!

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Congrats to you on being in a happy place! I like the idea of maintaining for awhile and THEN working on toning the belly... I just might copy that idea!

Skinny Guy said...

Congratulations and welcome to the club!

TB--Milwaukee said...

Congrats, just saw the news on Kathy's blog and had to add a quick congrats!

Candace said...

Congrats on making it to maintenance. So nice that you've actually maintained for a while already. I think I'll likely just 'decide' one night, too. Not yet, though.

Cory said...

Congrats!

CaRoLyN said...

Congrats! That is such a huge milestone! You should be so proud of yourself. We are all so proud. I think it's great that you set a goal that is comfortable for you. Your doing so great!

Terri and Bob said...

Seeing your goal is so inspirational to me. I think I set an unrealistic goal but now with reading your post, I believe I will change this. Thanks for being open with us and helping me to think realistically!

Sonya said...

Congratulations on making it to maintenance!!!!! You're amazing. You deserve the results for all of your hard work - way to go!

Law student said...

A BIG CONGRATS to YOU!!! You are awesome and you're an inspiration!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! May you be able to eat LOTs of Turkey and other goodies without it showing on the scale (or at least not having to worry about it)!!

Will I see you at the meeting on Sat? I haven't gone in almost a month so I will def be there!