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My Presentation on Maintaining Weight

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tomorrow evening I will be presenting what I have learned about maintaining weight to my support group. Here is one of the hand outs I plan to use. I hope that it goes well.

Remember that you don’t have to be perfect to succeed at maintaining your weight. You just have to be determined.
• Don’t let yourself slip into thinking you’re done once you’ve reached your goal weight. This event lasts for the rest of your life.
• It is not a DIET, it is a LIFESTYLE CHANGE.
• Weigh yourself every day.
• Practice the five pound rule. Don’t allow yourself to gain over 5 pounds without taking action.
• Think about everything that goes into your mouth. Ask yourself if it is worth it.
• Practice portion control.
• Pre measure snacks/ use lots of baggies
• Read packages and follow serving size suggestions
• Have guilt free treats
• Make calories count, eat healthy
• 80/20 rule – eat right 80% of the time and splurge 20%. This rule will help you maintain your weight without feeling deprived.
• Concentrate on eating low fat foods, keep track of carbs intake and always pick foods that are high in nutrition.
• Exercise at least one hour every day.
• Find an exercise activity that you truly enjoy doing.
• Eat less and Move, Move, Move more.
• Be flexible, if it isn’t working try something new.
• Don’t try and do it alone. Reach out for help and support.
• Last of all…. Instead of dwelling on what you can’t have, focus on what you can have.
Resources that have been helpful to me are:
Refuse to Regain! 12 Tough Rules to Maintain The Body You’ve Earned Barbara Berkley, M.D.
Thin for Life 10 Keys to Success From People Who Have Lost Weight and Kept It Off Anne M. Fletcher.
National Weight Control Registry /

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUSIEMT 5/29/2011 10:55PM

    Thank Lorie I just found a link to this!

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    emoticon tips ! emoticon

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PSSN4FITNESS 6/24/2010 2:55PM

    These are great tips. I am starting to think of my maintenance, because I really want this to be a part of my lifestyle. Great job!

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DRAFTLOVER 6/20/2010 10:28AM

    I love it!

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SHIRLEYX 6/19/2010 1:54PM

    Another excellent post! Thank you so much for the info.

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MOMFAN 6/16/2010 11:58PM


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BUTEAFULL 6/16/2010 1:05PM

    excellent resources and it looks like you got it all covered

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CATH5109 6/16/2010 1:01PM

    You always inspire me. I just know that someday I am going to be at maintenance too. emoticon

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LIBRATAH 6/16/2010 12:42PM


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BZYBOYSMOM 6/16/2010 9:53AM

    Great tips!

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DAISYBELL6 6/16/2010 6:33AM

    Thank you for the great web sites!

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4MYBOYSANDSELF 6/16/2010 6:30AM

    Great tips! I'm nowhere maintenance yet, but these are good tips at any time...

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 6/16/2010 5:14AM

    Looks good!

Thanks for the bullet points. I need to remind myself of these things on a regular basis...

I also like "The End of Overeating" by David Kessler

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