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Planning maintenance


Monday, March 18, 2013

Goal reached !

50kg .... 1 week later .... 49.6 kg.......1 week later .....49kg
I am only 1.52 cm so my bmi is in the HEALTHY range. Amen !

Maintaining is a scary thing when you have never had to do it before.
Last time I DIETed but did not have a LIFESTYLE change.

My calorie intake was too low and I exercise a lot. Only 980 cal on work out days. SO time to get it under control because the reason for this was to be HEALTHY.

From livestrong:
http://www.livestrong.com/arti
cle/242387-how-to-increase
-calorie-intake-after-diet/


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MKELLY72 3/21/2013 9:49AM

    It's great that you have stepped away from the "diet" word. That was one of the biggest changes I made this time around too--and now I've maintained for a year! People will still throw the diet word at you from time to time--that's been my experience anyway. I grit my teeth a little each time I hear someone ask me, "so--are you still on your diet?"

You have found the tools you need, and I'm so proud of you!
Michelle

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KANOE10 3/20/2013 8:48AM

    Good for you having a healthy BMI. Yes, maintenance is scary at first. I needed to make healthy eating a habit. Keep eating what you ate when you lost, and just add some extra calories or carbs. You can do it.

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LJCANNON 3/18/2013 4:00PM

    emoticon I think Maintenance is Scary as well as Hard, because so many of us have NEVER Done it before. We are Old Pros at "Dieting" but with SparkPeople & Spark Friends to help us, we CAN Do This!!

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CHRISTINASP 3/18/2013 3:19PM

    I think you're having wise thoughts about this and will be making wise choices.

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MRS_TOAD 3/18/2013 8:17AM

    emoticon on making it to maintenance. emoticon

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KANOE10 3/18/2013 8:01AM

    Great job on reaching maintenance. It is scary at first but you get used to it. Have you joined the At Goal and Maintenance team. It is very helpful. There is a line there with many great articles.

I have maintained for a year and a half. You can do it. You are so right about changing your lifestyle.

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FERRETLOVER1 3/18/2013 7:02AM

    Congratulations! Maintenance is NOT easy, but it is doable!

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STEVIEBEE569 3/18/2013 6:38AM

    Congratulations on reaching the maintenance phase. You can do it! Just stay focused & motivated!

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TORTISE110 3/18/2013 5:55AM

    Congratulations on reaching your goal and starting Maintenance! I recommend the Maintenance and Transition team. It is a wonderful way to stay on track. Good luck to you and once again WELCOME. You can do it and there is lots of help on Spark for you!!

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SUNKAT 3/18/2013 5:48AM

    Please, please please keep posting on how you are entering and sustaining maintenance. I hope to learn through your experiences. I have lost hundreds of pounds over several attempts but have never been able to maintain.

Good luck on this very delicate balance! And congratulations to you for getting there!!! emoticon

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