snaileatsplants wrote: »
As I approach the goal the app had me choose back in December of last year, it occurs to me that I don't really know how to stop once I hit it. Increase my daily calorie goal to maintenance calories, right? Sounds simple, but how many would that be? There are days when I already have to force myself to eat enough to prevent starvation mode, as this "diet" already involves eating a larger volume of food than I had been eating on most days, just of slightly different things. So, should I just keep doing what I'm doing and see where my weight eventually settles, or should I consciously force myself to eat even more when I'm already struggling sometimes? How should I do it? Force feed myself, or keep going like this to see if I can make more of myself disappear? I didn't plan this far ahead, because I didn't expect this to work. Nothing ever had before.
mszoueb wrote: »
Hi all, just checking in. I have been loving reading all your messages through this month, so supportive of one another and that is motivating! The last proper weigh in of July and as it stands, I have met the goal by hitting in the 251 range! I weighed yesterday morning, it was another case of step on showed 251.0 then walked up the stairs and back down and within those few minutes it put 0.8 on me and seems to have stayed for the last 24 hours as I reweighed this morning for the start of the week so maybe it is correct!
I think moving into August, I do get satisfaction of seeing the numbers go down but with fluctuations it can provide a false story. My aim is to try and be more gentle on myself with it as it doesn't necessarily show the full picture if the scale gives you a few more pounds or less.. it's more about the consistent journey of that the scales will eventually go down but to also check your measurements as that can be a good gauge if the scale isn't moving down but the cm's/inches are that way instead!
July GW: 250/251
Looking forward to carrying on with you all into August
KeriA wrote: »
I do have experience teaching at the Community College level and I loved it. I also taught art to kids and home schooled a teen with autism. Right now I want work that is online/work from home with until the rate of infection slows way down. The schools here have just decided not to have in person instruction.
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