Thursday, March 6, 2014

Maintenance Plan for Week 4

 I am  soon going to be making my new commitment contracts for next week, so I am evaluating my current weight vs. bites and figuring my bite plan out for next week!

Weight: 147 lbs

Below 5 lb Maintenance Range

Still below 5 lb Range, I am increasing my bites by 5 this coming week, starting on Monday.

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

My daily plan for N days looks like this, I recently started eating breakfast before I exercise

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

For my Weekends I just eat around 3-4 times whenever I want and then I divide the bites out like I want to (55 bites total)

Counting bites just is such a good portion control system! I can stay in control and still have a Capital S  Meal once a month!  I am hoping, God willing to go out to eat for date night with dear husband towards the end of March! I look forward to that meal, and yet I am still enjoying all my yummy bites in between there!


  1. You're doing great! I've been averaging about 82 or 83 bites a day for the last two weeks and allowed myself one planned cheat event on Sunday (movie popcorn, no butter). Last week I lost 1.2 pounds, but this week I'm more or less maintaining so far (official weekly weigh-in is on Monday). If I don't lose, I'm going to either have to drop bites, or try to take smaller bites. My 80ish bites have been pretty big, but I do eat fruits and vegetables every day, which helps to balance out the average number of calories per bite. Still, I have a sneaking suspicion that I'm going to have to change something in order to lose.

  2. Thanks! Sounds like you are doing good as well. You could try lowering your bites by 5 for a week and see if the scale budges, for example if you are eating 83 bites a day, you could try 77 or 78 bites :)

  3. Really enjoying your site. I have tried the 80 bites program before and it helped me to lose 10#. Then I feel off the wagon, and now I need to lose closer to 20#. I hate counting calories and limiting bites does seem to be easy and get the job done. I might need to go less than 80 to reach my goal.

    1. Thanks! Yes, I think most poeple need to go less than 80 when they want to drop wieght.