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Marching into Maintenance - My March Plan

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Let's start with a February update-
#1 Start weight-180
End weight- 176
#2 I have done PT 24/7 for 3 weeks and am still alive. Even got a little muscle in my arms emoticon

The major thing for me right now is learning how to balance losing weight and learning how to transition to maintenance.

I have been in weight loss mode for so long that when I looked up the calories for maintenace it scared me. It had to be wrong.. 1800-2100 calories emoticon
Maybe I should explain right now I am eating between 1250-1400 calories so increasing to that much once I hit goal weight is kind of crazy
(4 more pounds till goal em>104.gif" alt="emoticon" width="42" height="42" border="0" id="emoticon"> ). So I thought since its the beginning of a new month I mind as well set new goals to help with this transition.

March Goals
1. Finish PT 24/7 Billy Blank and restart Weeks 2-4 emoticon
2. Add 2-3 additonal workouts per week ( circuit training) emoticon
3. 5 days a week eat within PT 24/7 calorie range
4. 2 days a week eat 1500-1800 calories- this will likely be the week-end
5. Track food EVERY day regardless of calorie count
6. Weigh in once a week ONLY
7. Hit goal weight by March 30th emoticon

Hope you all have productive March and I can't wait for Spring emoticon
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TINAJANE76 3/8/2013 5:54PM

    Congratulations on all of your success and being so close to goal! I see that you've already joined the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team here. Please don't be afraid to give us a shout on the team threads if you're having any trouble making the transition or have any questions. You're definitely not alone in being a bit afraid of maintenance. I had the same fears when I reached goal a year ago and people on the maintenance team were extremely helpful in giving me suggestions and encouragement. Good luck and hope to see you there!

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PRETTYPITHY 3/2/2013 3:49PM

    Wonderful goals! I'll be very interested to see your transition to maintenance. It's a long way off for me but I am already curious about the process!

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WEARINGTHIN 3/2/2013 2:04PM

    So nice that you're this close to maintenance. Congratulations and good luck. Glenn

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ALWAYSROSY 3/2/2013 2:02PM

    HOW VERY EXCITING that you are approaching goal!!!!!

Don't let the calorie count scare you! You can add the calories very gradually until you level out.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! emoticon

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