Thursday, September 19, 2013

Not that hard???

Still weigh 120.2! It's really great. 

But I don't know if I'm a great role model for maintenance??

I'm not trying very hard. I am just living my life, following the habits I spent YEARS creating, and it's just.... so easy, right now, in a way I never expected.

I expected to be coming on here after my wedding, telling you about how I was struggling to maintain my weight, how hard I was working, etc, etc.

But I think the hard part was learning the habits, the habits themselves are easy!

Walk a lot, stretch a lot, track my food/food journal (I think this is a HUGE thing that keeps me on track), eat moderately, eat mostly clean and mostly paleo, let myself have some treats, alcohol once or twice a week, no junk food, no processed food, get in as many vegetables as possible.

And now that I am back into the hiking on the weekend swing, I am not worried about my lack of gym time. Hiking (the way we do it - pretty rugged High Peaks!) is a full body strength workout. I work on my muscles lightly throughout the week - pushups/squats/planks/lunges/etc whenever the mood strikes me (which is about 2 - 3 times a week).

Is THIS true weight loss? I lost the weight over a period of many years, but this us the first time I've felt I really LOST the weight, if that makes any sense! All those years doing the work, I'm finally reaping the benefits! 

I wish I had bigger insights for you guys!

So it's just life, now. I will let you know if this plan of kind of just relying on my good habits starts to fail. But for now, it rocks :)

I'll write tomorrow about my thoughts on food tracking/journaling - I struggle with the idea that I will need this tool for the rest of my life! But that's tomorrow, things need doing today :)

From our registry, we got new kitchen storage (I LOVE IT) and new dishes:

So neat and clean! We even have an extra shelf with nothing on it - YAY

Also neat and clean - I can get to all my dishes finally!

Pretty patterns to look at while eating :D

Namaste, friends <3


  1. I think you are living the dream ... if it really is a life change, it shouldn't be super hard to maintain. Exercise is a part of my life now, but I just don't know if the eating ever will be (and I'm not there yet, I'm still on the losing part!)

  2. Enjoy what you have, and don't try to second-guess it. You are in 'the sweet spot', and no real reason why it can't continue! Kudos to you!

  3. Glad to hear you are doing well Jeanette. You are in a place that I hope to be one day. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

  4. Even though I'm not at the point of maintance yet I completely understand what you are saying when you mentioned "This is the first time that I feel I lost the weight". It is gone completely. You've reached that level where you aren't searching anymore because you are where you were on the trail to find. That must be a surreal feeling. For years being on a journey towards a goal and then finally reaching it and maintaining is sooo awesome. Good job, Chica!