Maintaining your new weight!
There is a very small caloric difference in maintaining weights 10 lbs apart.
For example, here is the TDEE for me with a 1.55 activity level:
to maintain 120 = 1847 daily calories
to maintain 125 = 1880 daily calories
to maintain 130 = 1914 daily calories
to maintain 135 = 1948 daily calories
to maintain 140 = 1982 daily calories
So, when you are picking your Weight Goal, don't be afraid of going lower - it really isn't that big a difference in the number of calories you can eat. Less than 100 calories difference for a 10 lb weight difference! The caloric difference is 135 calories for the 20 pound change from 120 to 140 lbs.
Basically the maintenance will be the same no matter what weight you finally reach.
I just thought someone else might also be interested in learning this. It was quite an eye-opener for me.
First, I eat about 500 more calories than listed here - I aim for 22-2300 calories daily because I burn 500+ calories almost every day.
Second, I went to the Fitness Forum and asked the experts what my activity level is.
I walk 2+ hours daily (weather permitting) but don't work hard, so I am moderately active which equates to 1.55
I get a lot of information here: