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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Three Month GOALiversary!

Yep, I know that you grammar freaks just love that word....  GOALiversary!  hah!

You do know that there's a Facebook page that you can join called "I correct your bad grammar in my head while you're speaking".  Just saying...

Well, today is exactly 3 months since I reached my goal weight of 145 lbs.  Since then I have maintained my goal weight.

In regards to food choices, I am pretty much doing exactly what I have been doing all along in my weight loss phase with the addition of about 200 calories per day...that's it.

Therefore, I highly recommend that you choose a lifestyle of food choices that you can live with for the rest of your life...yeah, that means F.O.R.E.V.E.R.  That's why I very rarely use protein shakes/bars/meal replacements.  Because for me, that's not a lifestyle I personally can stick with.  Sure they come in handy when I'm really busy or travelling, but not my preferred way of eating.

I eat real food, just smaller portions (using a food scale, measuring cups, etc)

By real food, I mean: lean meats, dairy, veggies, and fruits.

Good food choices of real food exists exists pretty much most places (notice I didn't say ALL places).

For example, the other day, I met up with friends for lunch at a local pizza place.  Everyone else ordered subs, calzones, and pizzas.  I had a half a Chicken Caesar Salad with the dressing on the side.  Good food choices exist, we just have to look past the poor choices.  If we had ordered a few pizzas to share, I would have eaten one piece and mainly only the toppings.

I always have a choice.

I am far from perfect.  Sometimes the poor food choices creep into my life (recent example: Girl Scout cookies!).   But I am conscious of it and not on automatic pilot.

8 comments:

  1. You are doing great. I just came here to cheer you on. : )

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  2. I totally agree about having an eating plan that you can live with Forever. That is what I try for and I don't get too down when I get of the wagaon because I know that I will have moments like that in my life but I need to get back on track and move on when they do happen. Great post.

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  3. I love the new word...goaliversary. LOL. So awesome to see you maintain. Such an inspiration to those of us who are still working to get there too. Awesome!!

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  4. I can just say AMEN to this post. I am just 1-2 pounds from goal and then will be in the same boat. I agree with the smaller portions of real food. Meal replacements are great to have on hand for the "fast food" when you need them. We always have a choice... even with bad choices around. I love it when others around me join in with good choices, then it helps me not feel so alone!!

    ~Margene

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  5. You've got this lifestyle down! Kudos! WTG on three months, next will be three years and we will all be cheering you on!

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  6. You are such an inspiration, girl!!

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  7. I so wanted to meet you and ask you what you're doing. I'm glad you posted this. You are rocking maintenance!

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