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Maintaining healthy weight

Jumping on the scale in my moose jammies.

Over the past couple of weeks I have had at least three comments that I am shrinking, dwindling away, losing weight, looking skinny, etc.

I didn’t really feel like I was dropping weight. I wasn’t sure since I hadn’t been on a scale in weeks, maybe a month.

So today I got on the scale … don’t worry I am not withering away. I am about 2 1/2 pounds from my goal weight. This was a surprise to me.

My exercise is in excellent practice. I am working out on average 6-7 days a week. My water intake is really good. I drink on average 80-96 ounces a day. I have almost completely cut out soda–diet soda included. I am trying to only drink alcohol on the weekends (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).  I am doing OK in that department. My caloric intake is just OK. It could be better. So I was surprised that my weight was lower than expected.

I know how to lose weight and I know how to maintain. My willpower with food is weak at times.

When I was losing weight I was doing it a healthy way. I counted Points® with Weight Watchers. Between advise from my doctor and working with my WW leader we decided on a healthy weight. Yet people still felt the need to make comments about my weight. People told me they hated me; I didn’t need to lose weight; I didn’t need to lose anymore weight, etc. Anyway, I know the healthy way to lose it and will maintain the knowledge I received years ago.

2 Responses to “Maintaining healthy weight”

  1. jen Says:

    I wish people realized how it comes off when they say things like “you’re so skinny I hate it” or “you’re wasting away.” I think if they really felt that way, they would be more serious about it — or at least they should. But stuff like that can be really hurtful, and at very least is just annoying. My WW leader lost something like 200 lbs and she said she hears that often, even now that’s she’s not really losing. That’s not helpful!

    Good for you for keeping up the exercise — you’re always an inspiration!

  2. Ann Says:

    I know what you mean, Jen. Well, it is considered rude to tell someone they are fat or overweight, right? So why do people think it is OK the other way around?
    People really need to mind their own business and just worry about themselves.
    And if I wasn’t clear in my post, I am 2 1/2 pounds ABOVE my goal weight. In case anyone is wondering.