Thursday, March 27, 2014

Maintenance Plan for Week 7

I am inside my 5 lb maintenance Range this week instead of below! ;) 

My husband thinks I should keep my bite goals the same as last week and just see how it goes. I will probably decrease next time if it goes to 147 or above. I like to stay over a pound under my goal instead of riding the line ;)

I am now getting 2 servings of fruit everyday. For some poeple this may not seem like much, but quite a bit for me from almost NO fruits and vegetables at all before. My goal is to eventually get 5-9 servings fruits/veg a day. I am eating 10 Sunsweet Prunes everyday. 2 Sunsweet Prunes equals one bite for me, so I eat 2 prunes (1 bite) at Breakfast and 4 (2 bites) at Lunch and 4 (2 bites) at Supper.

 I am still getting 1 bite of Peanut butter at each meal 3 times a day. This is supposed to help Supress the appetite for 12 hours and it really does help. I measured out my 3 bites of peanut butter once just to see how much Peanut butter I was getting with 3 rounded bites everyday. It ended up being right around 2 Tablespoons peanut butter for the 3 bites. Thats nice to know because that was 2 Tablespoons Peanut butter was significant in clinical studies I read from the Peanut Institute. It is a proven fact  Peanut Butter regularly helps people keep their weight off long term. It really does decrease appetite! Try it!

Scince I have added the Prunes 3 times a day, I am able to keep my body running more smoothly, and I noticed it seemed like my cravings and/or desire for extra food was decreased even furthur than with just peanut butter.

Prunes are really good for keeping blood sugar stable too, so that might have something to do with why they say it helps people lose weight.

Current Weight: 146.4 lbs

Inside  5 lb Maintenance Range (145.5 to 150.5)

See Goal Range/Trend wieght graphed out here 

Week 7 Maintenance Plan....

Monday-Friday (N days): 45 bites
Saturday-Sunday (S days): 55 bites

N day Plan..

7:30 Start exercising 4 miles

aprox 7 AM- 7:30 AM  7 bites

12- 12:15 PM  14 bites

6 PM or when family eats  24 bites

Total  Monday-Friday N days 45 bites

Saturday- Sunday 55 bites total eat 3-4 times  

Comments and questions are welcome!


  1. I forgot that you ate the pb, I think I'm going to incorporate that today, starting at lunch. Then I'm going to pick up some prunes and start that tomorrow. Hopefully that will help me stay full and keep on track.

    1. mysavingstyle- Let me know how the prunes and peanut butter goes for you!

    2. The prunes were effective :)

    3. ;) Did they help you feel full and more satisfied?

  2. This blog is really inspiring - congratulations on your weightloss and maintenance too! :)
    I have PCOS and have struggled to lose weight before but im actually excited to try counting bites now that ive read through your blog!

    1. Hayley J- thanks for commenting! That is great you are inspired to try counting bites! Let me know how it goes!