Struggling with the decision to maintain
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
I've never gotten to this point before. I got to my goal weight and then some. Would I love to lose more...absolutely! But I'm so scared I'll fall off the wagon before I try my hand at maintaining. That's what's always happened before. I lose a random amount of weight and then I fall back into bad habits. So my goal this time around was to just get to the maintenance stage. So here I am.
My problem is that I am still firmly set int he weight lose mentality. I am so scared to eat anymore calories because I have gained weight when I eat between 1200 and 1500 a day, so what is going to happen when I increase that number? If I don't increase then number then I'm really not in "maintenance" am I? I'm just still trying to lose weight.
Last night I looked at my calories for the day and realized I needed to eat something else so I had a 80 calorie brownie bliss bar made by weight watchers. It was a HUGE concession, and yet I was still too low in my calories, even after my work out.
Logically I know what I have to do. I want to start toning and gaining more muscle and I know I have to eat more to get the calories to do that my emotions say something different. Anyone with me on this?