Before I get into maintenance, I have something exciting to share.
Last year for Valentine’s Day, Wil bought me a beautiful work dress from Ann Taylor – something nicer than I’d ever buy for myself. It was a size 8, and while I loved the way it looked on the hanger, it did not fit at all in a way that it would be appropriate to wear the office. I tucked it away in the back of my closet, dubbing it my “goal dress,” but unsure if ever the day would come where I could actually wear the dress and look decent in it.
Fast forward to yesterday, and as I was wandering around my apartment getting ready, I spotted the dress tucked away behind several other dresses. I hadn’t tried the dress on since I got it last year and realized I should give it a whirl just to see. As I slipped it on and (awkwardly) zipped it up, I almost shrieked with excitement. It fits!
Me in my goal dress
And I’ve decided I’ll definitely never have a career in modeling…
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk maintenance. So far, it’s going really great! I explained the way maintenance works on Weight Watchers in this post in case you’re unfamiliar, but basically its exactly the same as the regular program, except you get 6 extra pointsplus per day.
My goal weight is 164, which I picked only because its the top of the range for a healthy weight for my height. This means I have to stay between 162 and 166 for six weeks, and then I get to have the highly coveted status of Lifetime Member. Once I’m Lifetime, I’d like to lose a few more pounds and get between 155 and 160 (I think), but I won’t be in a rush to get there.
My first time hitting goal, I weighed in at 162.6, so 1.4 under goal.
After one week on maintenance I weighed in at 162.0, so down .6.
After week two of maintenance (yesterday morning), I weighed in at 161.8, so I put my greek yogurt on the scale, stepped back on, and was 162.0. No joke.
So I guess you can say maintenance is going quite well.
What have I been doing differently?
Not much to be honest! I’ve been eating slightly bigger breakfasts and lunches, usually having around 15-20 pts+ total during the day before I leave work. I’ve been sticking to 35 pts+ a day, and I am LOVING that. It feels like a lot to be eating, and I kind of wish I had realized that I could up my points to 35 each day while I was losing, and then still have 19 extra weekly points to work with. I haven’t felt deprived at all and have made room for a treat every single day, usually in the form of dark chocolate, frozen yogurt, or gelato.
I took the weekend at Fitbloggin’ off from counting points just because it was hard to do when I wasn’t cooking, and I got home weighing about the same, so I consider that a success.
I’ll keep you all posted as I finish out the next four weeks on maintenance, but so far, so good!
Do you tend to keep clothes that are too big or too small for you, or do you get rid of them right away? When I was losing weight, I got rid of clothes immediately when they were too big, but I did hold onto the clothes that were too small as I regained the weight the second time. It was good to have those clothes because I felt like I had something to work towards, but I know some people don’t like to have anything in the house that’s too small for them.