Ch-ch-ch-changes. Life is full of them, yes? Maintenance is no exception to change. I think people assume that once you get to maintenance that you just do the same thing forever, but that is not the case. Maintenance ebbs and flows. Some days are easier than others and some periods of time are easier than others.
Maintenance has felt a little strange to me this year because so much of my life has been up in the air with the endless waiting to close on the new house, strange things happening with my job and a feeling of being unsettled and restless. Regular readers know that I am a stress snacker and there has been no shortage of stress for quite a while now, so there has been a fair share of food overconsumption.
I have been concentrating more on trying to lose some weight, the interesting result of which is usually just maintaining – which is a good thing, even though not quite the result I was looking for. This, too, shall pass, though. I know that.
AIM is also changing a bit. First off, Shelley has decided to focus on other things and won’t be blogging as part of AIM any longer, but we still consider her an integral part of AIM. Not to mention the door is always open if she wants to jump in on a topic again!
Since we have already posted monthly for over a year now, we have hit a lot of the common topics, so we are going to transition to quarterly posting instead of monthly. Of course, we all still have our individual posts on the blog and maintenance topics will come up as a matter of course, but the formal AIM postings will now be quarterly (resuming in November) – and let us know if there is something you want us to discuss!
Make sure you read more at my fellow AIMers’ blogs for their thoughts on this topic!
AIM: Adventures in Maintenance is Lynn, Lori, Debby, and Cammy, former weight-loss bloggers who now write about life in maintenance. We formed AIM to work together to turn up the volume on the issues facing people in weight maintenance. We publish a post on the same topic quarterly. Let us know if there is a topic you would like us to address!