I see a lot of fear about reaching maintenance. While there are some members that cannot fit into the "molds" set here at SparkPeople, on average I think most of us do.
By knowing your own personal BMR - Basal Metabolic Rate - you can know if you are on track for losing, maintaining or even gaining weight. **Knowing your numbers is helpful for losing the weight - not only for maintaining. Getting your head around the numbers shows you what must be done to lose this weight once and forever.
You can also find your number at SparkPeople Reports, under My Tools and then Reports - choose daily calorie differential to see how you are doing.
I do know that there are people that read my blogs that do not fit the mold - but the gist of this is the same. If you know your personal BMR, you should be able to adjust your calories in versus your calories out.
For those members that do not "fit the mold" I guess you will need to ask your physician how to calculate a working number.
My BMR is right around 1400 calories for my 61.5" frame for a 58 year old woman weighing 117 lbs. What this tells me is, if I want to eat another 400 calories daily, I must burn 400+ calories daily too.
This gives new meaning to having your cake and eating it too!
I am so proud of me right now! I just changed out my first hard drive!!
Ray's old Dell Optiplex's hard drive crashed so I took my old Compaq and let him have it, both running Win 98se. Well, the Compaq was just too fast for him! He couldn't see the cards in Hearts.
So I figured out how to open them both and swapped out the working HD for the non-working one! First time for everything! After the computer doing a ton-load of updating, it works! He says it is even slower than the computer used to be. He is in 7th Heaven!!
**I am still learning - apparently you cannot take a hd from one computer and put it into another computer and leave the operating system on it. *sigh* So today I formatted it and so far it is working great! Still slow as molasses - Ray is just so happy!
no more glitches!
I decided today's blog should help others - I did this worksheet and it gave me a lot of motivation to keep on keeping on. The # 1 for me was in Personal Appearance - Keep my thighs from rubbing. I have to tell you, that is motivation and when I reached it, it was euphoria!