Wow! It's been over a month since I've blogged! Well, I finally crossed the finished line and am tasting the sweetness of victory!!! I am now a "Lifer" as in Lifetime Member of Weight Watchers! I made it through the 6 weeks of maintenance and ended up losing another .6 pounds during it. During those 6 weeks, I was given an additional 3 points per day to "stabilize". The guideline to follow is that if I gained/lost 1 pound or more, I would need to adjust my points by 1 point less or more until I "stabilized".
I went down .2 pounds each week for the 1st 3 weeks. I got down to my lowest weight of 138 pounds! The 4th week I celebrated my wedding anniversary with my hubby and gained 1.4 pounds. Oops! But I got my butt back to the Y and worked it off. So at the 5th week, I had zero gain/zero loss. Overall, at that point I was only up .8 pounds. So during the 6th week, I just kept up my usual routine of eating and working out and at my final weigh-in, I was down 1.4 pounds exactly!!! So I was at my lowest weight to date (138 pounds) when I reached Lifetime! I can't tell you how awesome it feels!
So now that I'm "done", have I changed any of my new habits? Actually, no. I'm so used to eating the right things and working out that it's just a part of who I am now. Sure, I like to indulge once in a while, but I remember how hard I worked to get to where I am and stops me from going to far and end up on a "slippery slope" back to being overweight and uncomfortable in my body. I don't want to feel miserable again! And I'm still going to the Y to work out at least 3 times a week. I still look forward to step class! Oh, and by the way, I came in 2nd place for the Summer Slim Down contest! As I just told a friend of mine, the sweet taste of victory is far more satisfying than those "tempting foods" can ever be!