Wednesday, June 4, 2008


LOOKING into the future I can see me , thinner , healthier and stronger.. I can see me at my goal or close to it... and then I have to ask myself.. what next? for the goal is just a midway point, the real challenge is maintaining my accomplishment. I know its a bit sad to realize .. but losing the weight is not the hardest part of this experience.. it is keeping it off.. it is making this become as natural as the air we breath. It is living the new you or me to the fullest extent.. I invision that I won't keep a food log forever, I invision that I will still keep my blog flowing... I invision that I will develop a exercise program I will stick with to insure flexibility and comfort through out my life. I invision that I will always have to be aware of what I am doing to keep things in focus. I invision that I can never go back to the old wrong way of eating. I invision being a success.

Here are suggestions to help you keep the weight off that you've worked so hard to lose, courtesy of the American Heart Association:

  • Understand what works best for you -- such as what rewards best motivate you, what tempts you most, and what helps you resist those temptations.
  • Be realistic about how much weight you should lose.
    Maintain a good balance of calories taken in versus calories burned.
  • Get enough exercise. Even a brisk daily walk can help you keep those pounds off.
  • Keep notes and records of your food intake and daily activity.
  • Plan your meals, and make healthy food choices at the grocery.
  • Don't weigh yourself more than once a week.
  • Plan ahead for holidays, special occasions, and other times when you may be likely to splurge and take in additional calories

****Borrowed from DISCOVERY HEALTH

Wish me well

Wish you well too!


Lora said...

Great recommendations for healthy living. I think the key is being realistic too - as you said. Find what works - what's do-able - what you can live with - and then do it!

Cammy said...

Excellent guidelines! Thanks for sharing them, Honi.

Grumpy Chair said...

Honi, I needed those suggestions in December of 2006 when I had lost 30 pounds. I agree with keeping it off as one of the hardest parts. The other hardest part is starting.