It's that (most wonderful) time of the year for a lot of us, and I have decided to try something different this year: although I am not yet at goal I'm taking a maintenance break from Thanksgiving through mid-January.
While I have been through several cycles of weight loss I have never taken a maintenance break before. I'm either losing or...the opposite. In 2019 I have lost 11lb. Since 2016, when I started really tracking, I've lost 23lb. This is slow progress but I am trying to make it stick for life. I think it could be a good experiment to ask my body to settle at my current weight before attempting the home stretch.
I will weigh in and take my measurements on Wednesday morning before leaving for Thanksgiving. That will be my maintenance weight for the next two-ish months. Then I will use this thread to record weigh-ins when I can, but I will be traveling (fun!) a lot over the holidays and staying in places that probably won't have a scale. I usually gain 7-8lbs over this period
and am hoping that a more moderate approach will give me different results this year.
If anyone else is planning a maintenance break for the holidays please join me here!