Maintenance...A Lifestyle for a lifetime!
Friday, August 24, 2018
For the up coming weeks while DH goes through Radiation and Chemo, I'll be making sure that I have travel foods with me. Usually, if I eat a good breakfast I don't get hungry throughout the day. DH's appts. seem to be after 1pm, so I won't be eating lunch here at home. I will be making sure to eat a good breakfast. It takes an hour to get to his appts., which is stressful enough.My knee doesn't like being bent (as in sitting in the car) for long periods. It is going to be a challenge just to be able to walk once I get there. On the way home, we'll either stop somewhere where I can get a salad or I'll just eat when I get home, whatever hour that will be (that's where menus will come in handy) . It will be quite the challenge to have "me" time and to eat according to my lifestyle. I love maintenance, but it is a lot of work for me.
To continue this Lifestyle, I need to make some changes so I won't revert back to the "easy way" (lazy way). My new lifestyle requires me to cook the majority of my meals and snacks. I have many recipes that I can make and freeze. I stay away from processed foods. This week, I am starting back to weekly menu planning, so that I know just what to eat when I just "don't feel like it!" Menus help me keep track of daily Net Carbs with a visual, instead of keeping it in my head (which sometimes I don't remember).
My sister is also on a weight loss journey. We encourage and motivate each other. We share recipes and try to change them according to our lifestyle. She still has a ways to go, so I am here to give her tips on what she can do to beat those plateaus or the weight gain and to cheer her when she loses weight. I cannot just suggest things without doing them myself.
This has been a lifestyle change for me. One that must be adhered to. I chose this lifestyle and I feel that I can continue in maintenance without gaining it all back. I will be striving to make sure my new lifestyle is for a lifetime.