Maintenance has been going well. I'm still nose clipping most of my food. I'm still thinking that I'd like to drop my body fat down a pound or two more. If I also build more muscle that would be even more wonderful. For exercise I'm just hooping and walking, with an occasional jog mixed in.
I can't remember the last time I stepped on a scale. I'm hoping that I've finally broken my scale addiction.
So I'm just basing my success now on how my clothes fit and my pinching and looking at my body fat deposits. Unless I'm bloated due to pre TOM, all of my tight pants fit comfortably. In fact my first set of inspiration pants are now loose. I'm also very comfortable wearing low cut jeans that I was initially intimidated to wear. Yesterday I bought a used pair of jeans that were tighter than any that I currently own. They had a lot of stretch so I could zipper them up, but they're too tight to look really good to wear. (My hubby agreed with that assessment, though another male friend thought otherwise.) Anyhow, hopefully they are my last pair of inspiration jeans. I had mixed feelings getting them, but I'm hoping that they'll inspire me to tighten up my muscles.
Weight loss is really slow, which it should be given where I'm at. My body takes a long time to plateau and stabilize where it's at. Then there's a small incremental loss, which might not even show up on the scale. But I can see it and feel it by how my clothes fit. I'm still consuming a good amount of calories. AS varies tremendously. Most days it's subtly there but barely noticeable. Other days it's not there at all and I'm hungry and eat a lot. Here and there it's good and I don't eat as much.
Nose clipping seemed to stop working for my friend who lost a lot of weight but has problems with bingeing. (I'm guessing that her set point was pushed up by her bingeing and overriding any AS.) She stopped nose clipping and gained back most of the weight she lost. However, she still feels that SLD helped her a lot and plans to go back to it.
I am amazed and thankful that nose clipping continues to work so reliably well for me.