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Month 7 in Maintenance - Off to adventure and challenge this month

Cindy Lou Who

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Another month down. Some new, and not so great, little demon habits started sneaking in this month. Messy head messages, really. Because I was still "underweight" according to my doc, and because I have been nervous the last two weeks about a month-long trip coming up, I started letting myself snack way more, and even ate emotionally some. YUCK! Hated it! I gained 3 pounds, which is no big deal as it's in my happy range, but I'm not happy AT ALL about how it made me feel. It made me feel out of control and defeated. Stopping that!! 

I'm glad that this month is over and the trip is here. We leave tonight for a month in Samoa. It will be an adventure of a lifetime, and I know I'll feel relaxed and happy once we are on the plane tonight! The 24+ hours it will take to get there (in middle seats, in economy) will not be bad as all the prep work will be done. And I have to admit it feels great knowing I can shift from side to side in my seat because I have ample room now! Thank heavens!!! :) 

Exercise has been great this month. I've worked up to running 5 miles at a clip and that feels good. And our gym got some Peletron bikes, so I've done a few online classes on them. OMG!! Kicked my butt!! I'm literally dripping with sweat after a 30 minute class! I highly recommend them if you're feeling like you're in good shape and need to be knocked down a few pegs! :lol: Maybe it's just me, but they are tough! Good, but tough!

I had an NSV yesterday that I've really been looking forward to. I've never been small enough to feel comfortable in white jeans. So when I started maintenance, I vowed to get some white jeans this summer. Well, I live in Houston, and it's too hot to wear white jeans in summer! BUT, a few weeks ago I saw a white jean skirt on major markdown from last summer. Size Zero. It fit!!!! What?!?!?!?! So had to buy it! Here it is. Wore it for the first time yesterday as my momma taught me to not wear white until after Memorial Day. Anyone else get that one? haha! I've added the picture below. 

Time to go and do last minute packing! ALOFA!   (That's aloha in Samoan :))

Maintenance Diary -

1st month - Range 135.4 - 140 pounds

2nd month - Range 133.0 - 135.4 pounds

3rd month - Range 127.2 - 133.0

4th month - Range 125.0 - 128.0

5th month - Range 124.0 - 126.6 

6th month - Range 124.6 - 127.8

7th month - Range 126.4 - 130.4 

8th month - Starts today!! 

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ADORABLE as always, Cindy!  So tan, so tiny and so cute!  I love that you opted for a jean skirt in white instead of pants!  (We weren’t allowed to wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day, but I don’t really follow that now...I wear my white shoes at the end of Sept because they are already comfortable and I don’t want to give them up! Ha!

Have a wonderful trip...relax and enjoy and enjoy the extra room in your seat! ;)  I can’t imagine a 24 hr flight but hope it goes quickly!  Can’t wait to hear about it!

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You're so cute! I love that outfit :) I had similar goals with the white jeans - I got a pair just after I hit GW and they look hawt. I wear them even though it's hot here (honestly any clothes at all are too many clothes in the heat here - it's dang hot). ***I just checked weather.com and it's apparently 107F outside right now. (That's 42C for the rest of the world.) Hot enough for ya? :( 

Best of luck on your adventure trip. I don't envy you the plane time, but I've got plenty of that coming up over the summer myself. Long, boring, uncomfortable flights are way more manageable when you're thin. I really really really hated them when I was heavy. Think bruises on outer thighs from the armrests. 

Have a great trip and don't sweat the scale numbers while you're gone. 

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