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CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
1/13/13 7:27 A

I, too, have been maintaining since around September.
While I wouldn't actually mind losing a little more, I'm thinking that toning is the key at the moment, or just maintaining while I get my body readjusted from recurring injury aches. I have to be careful not to overdo things, but I strive to continue to exercise - if only walking the dog daily.

My goal is to continue to track my intake, and not cheat on that.
If I find that I'm grabbing mindlessly, I have to sit back and wonder why I'm trying to sabotage all the hard work that I've done to get this far.

Maintaining is as hard, or even harder than losing in the first place, for some, and I now understand why.

PARKERB2 SparkPoints: (129,515)
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1/13/13 7:14 A

I will achieve life time in WW this Wednesday after maintaining for 6 weeks.

KISSFAN1 Posts: 6,256
1/13/13 7:12 A

Probably my fear to not stop putting in my calorie intake each day vs. going by intuition. I don't want to leave anything to chance and know that I gained the weight back after losing it years ago. I don't want to do that again so I religiously track my calories every day vs. going by intuition.

Edited by: KISSFAN1 at: 1/13/2013 (07:31)
TACDGB Posts: 6,131
1/12/13 6:37 P

my challenges are eating from my heart instead of my hunger. I fight it off the best I can. I work on healing it so I don't eat. I am like you trying to make food not matter so much. The realization that it's about fueling our bodies in a good way by what we eat. And that if we miss a carb or something else now and then it don't really matter much.

MILLIE5522 SparkPoints: (42,298)
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1/12/13 3:08 P

I have been maintaining for about 4 months now, my weight has varied by 5 lbs within that time though it has always been under my goal weight of 125 lbs. My way of life is very similar to when I was losing weight but I allow for a few extra treats now and again. I still weigh myself everyday, I still track my food, I still go on SP everyday and I try to keep up with exercising in spite of the cold!

Maintaining has its own challenge as I have to find a balance between eating enough calories to maintain weight but not becoming too obsessed with food choices that I don't enjoy life. I still have a lot to learn nutritionally but I know I can trust SP to help. emoticon

If you are maintaining or are near to it, what has been your main challenge?


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