Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. This is the story of our continuing Journey through the ups and downs of maintenance.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Maintenance Meals

For me, I am thinking that I need to view every meal as a "maintenance meal".  Yes, I can splurge when I give myself permission every once in a (long) while, but for the most part, I aim to have my meals:

1. Small in portion
2. Balanced in healthy fats, protein, complex carbs & nutrition
3. Every 3 hours or so

And to drink LOTS of water.  Water is SO KEY to losing weight and maintaining a good weight and health!  The days I've forgotten this and not had much water have really affected my hunger level as well as my energy level.  I am trying to keep that water bottle by me at all times and chug away!

Here is a one of my meals from last week:

A little cup of low fat cottage cheese with fresh pineapple along with half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on my own whole grain wheat bread.   Yum!  (No, I did not eat the sandwich with the fork!)

What are your favorite "maintenance" type meals you can share with me?


gracies tough journey said...

I would so eat your meal. I love fruit and cottage cheese. I like just about anything with cottage cheese.

One of my favorites meals, I steam cauliflower til it is really soft. Then mash it and throw in a couple of laughing cows and crumbled up turkey bacon. Then I smash it on a foil lined cookie sheet and broil it. Sometimes I will even add sliced up baby bells.I will eat on this for a couple of days. YUUUUUUMMMMMMMYYYY

Karen said...

I'm not to maintenance yet, about 2 months left or so. (Take Shape for Life)

I like the thought about each meal being a "maintenance meal" and your requirements.

Looking forward to reading more ideas. Thanks for blogging about this.

Joy said...

Not there yet! Hoping to learn from you on how to do it :-)

Keep up the great work my Friend!!

Love & Hugs to you!

Julie said...

I'm not there yet either though I love reading what you're eating and how you're doing. I'll learn when it's time and as I go too.
Take care Margene. I did my race today, 5K in 33:48. My fastest time yet and I ran the full race except a 10 second walking when I need to catch my breath. Happy am I.
Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Kimberlynn said...

Let me join the "not there" club. But I love hear how you're doing it. It's a good reminder for us all...especially about the water. I've noticed the same thing on days when I don't have enough.

Keep it up Margene...I'm so proud of you!!!