Angie's latest post on maintaining her weight loss got me thinking.
I am one pound away from "Goal".
And as I have been inching closer to the "finish line", I have really started to think about what that means.
I find it humorous that there are many of us, without assistance from our docs, who just picked our goal weight out of our own scattered brains. We picked a number that sounded good, one that would safely distance ourselves from being labeled "obese"...and we started working towards this goal.
And I have yet to see one of us get to our "goal weight" and not want a little bit more. For example, I don't know why I didnt pick 167 as my goal weight because that would have put me at 160 pounds lost. A nice even number. So of course...I will go for 167 pounds as my next goal. AND THEN, I start to think...well, why not get down to 160 pounds...because then I will have lost more than I weigh.
And THEN, I think, well, why not make it 157 because that's 170 pounds down.
It can get a little out of hand.
Here is what I know.
I don't want to be skinny. You may not believe me, but I want to have curves. I don't want to look like I have wasted away. I want to look healthy, fit, and have a slammin body (as much as ones body can be slamming with deflated boobies, skin, and stretch marks...but you feel me). So I do worry sometimes about the weight loss NOT stopping.
Does that even make sense? It might be silly and not even something I need to worry about...but I don't want to go to far.
At the same time, if I am working out and eating right...and my body wants to keep losing...should I stop it?
And what does maintenance look like? In my big old head, it looks like this:
Kinda the same thing we have been doing all along to lose the weight with the band. Making more good choices than bad, moving our bodies, keeping in touch with our doctors.
But we will find out soon enough.