Wow, it has been a long time since I have come on to DietBet. 

I've been in maintenance for about 9 months now, I guess. I am below my "goal weight" on DietBet by about ten pounds, sometimes a couple more, sometiems a couple less.

Maintenance has been a whole new animal. I have had to learn that I can eat some things on occasion that are not my usual foods, and that this is 'okay' and not 'bad.' I've also had to learn that it is easy to let that get away from me, and that I have to be careful not to let cravings from those choices run away with me.

I have also found that not being in a routine can make things really, really hard. I have struggled during August to stay on a plan consistently.. but that is part of the learning and the journey.. and it is a lifelong one!

Today I sit at about one pound over the top of my "range" - which is a five pound range of what I consider acceptable. I am on track to be back in place within a day or two. 

Wishing each of you the very best in your individual journeys. If you are doing well, Congratulations! If you have been bumped off of your path, remember that we have all been there and every day is a new chance to begin again!