I'm a little bummed about my own results on the May Challenge. It is the first time since I started the Belly Fat Cur,e about 18 months ago, that I haven't any huge success. So I'm baffled. I lost 2 lbs, which as all dieters know could just be a simple scale fluctuation. My goal was 5 lbs in May with another 5 lbs in June, to get me back to a little lower than my maintenance weight.
So here is what I have figured out for ME: The Belly Fat Cure works wonders on my Obese and Overweight body (as determined by all those weight charts). But once I am out of those categories and into the Normal range at all, I have to do something a little different. The last two times I got below this weight I did the Fast Track plan, which is basically the Belly Fat Cure with no grains at all, plus a few other omissions. I do really light grains as it is. I don't eat bread or pasta pretty much at all, only really high fiber cereal, crackers and tortillas. I probably have them for 2 of my 3 meals, sometimes just for 1 meal. Right now, I'm just not sure I am willing to eliminate them all together.
The good news is, 150 lbs isn't a bad weight for me. Those size 8 skinny jeans don't fit as well, but I can get them on. It is also easier to run when I am a little bit lighter. But I don't want to squabble over a few pounds. This is about being healthy and preventing diabetes, not getting skinny.
I also suffer from a weird mental picture of myself. I cannot look at a single photo right now without judging every fault. I need to work on that, and I realize it is more about ME and less about MY WEIGHT. So I think once my head is in the right place, then my weight just follows (when I am also eating right). So I'm going to work on getting back into the right mental space. I know I have said it before, but it is true. Maintenance is extremely difficult. For me, more difficult than trying to lose weight. It is a "forever" thing, not just an until I get X amount off.
Here is my musical inspiration, Ingrid Michaelson and Take Me the Way I Am. It could be a ballad for the Husband.