Becky- I am SO proud of you! What a strong, determined woman of faith- you make a great role model for all of us!
I read once that it takes your head 1 year to catch up to every 25 pounds your body lost. So don't be surprised if you keep looking at clothes going "There is no way that's going fit" and then it does, or might even be a little big. I'm still doing that and I only lost 50 pounds, 4 years ago.
I like the quote that maintenance is like steering a boat- a little to the left, a little to the right.
If you go in knowing that, you won't freak out the first time you show a tiny gain like I did. You can do this.
Post by newheavensearth2 on Feb 6, 2017 2:35:57 GMT
Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 That is most certainly an amazing accomplishment! God saw you through and supported you through your journey, and he will continue to support you through maintenance. Keep hoping in him and keep the faith!
congratulations, becky! it is definitely no small feat to have changed your lifestyle and eating habits to ones that have led you to the life you live now and the smaller body you have now.
my advice regarding the "not yet on the 6 points" is definitely start adding in a few more points. even if not 6. it's not like you have to eat a whole bunch more food to get a few more points. similar to advice i remember being given at the old ww.com board, when people would say "i can't possibly eat all my daily points!"
if you eat fat free dairy, switch to reduced fat (or sometimes full fat if you like it). that would eat up 2 more daily points or more, right there, just by eating same volume of whatever you ate before that happens to be fat free.
if you eat diet bread or no bread, and there are no health restrictions forbidding the consumption of bread, add a slice of hearty whole grain bread to a meal, like sprouted grain toast with your breakfast.
add some avocado to a sandwich or salad.
have 2 Tbsp of peanut butter on an apple or banana. or perhaps on the whole grain bread slice.
i suspect you will be fine in maintenance from here on out whether you decide to add the points or not, but just wanted to throw that unasked for advice out there!