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My maintenance weight

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Yesterday I saw 62.3 kg (137 pounds) on the scale - wow, I haven't seen numbers below 63 kg in the past 2 months, and very few weigh-ins were below 64 kg.
Today it was 62.2 again, so hopefully it is not a fluke.
Also consistent with eating well in the evening, running and walking more and sparking more.

It is not that 64 kg is not good enough for me.
It looks the same and feels the same as 62,
but sometimes I'm worried my weight is creeping back slowly.
So now I'm relieved it is not : )

I guess my low maintenance weight is around 62 , when I'm focused, motivated, work out a lot and eat well, and my high maintenance weight is around 64 when I'm... well, less focused.

At the end of my weight loss phase I used to be around 61 kg, but at that time I was extremely motivated and drove my family crazy, always talking about nutrition and exercise, so I don't think I want to go back to that stage. My family certainly wouldn't.

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    Congrats on getting back to your lower maintenance weight. I think you are being really smart in being vigilant of the weight creeping sure can happen...easily. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    1752 days ago
    Good for you, figuring out where you need to maintain! I'm still at the stage of worrying when I go high in my maintenance range, alternating with wondering whether that range should be a pound or 3 higher.
    1752 days ago
    Good job maintaining. Everyone has a bit of fluctuation room, I'm glad that you've found yours.
    1752 days ago
    It seems that most of my spark friends, and other folks I follow who have lost weight, end up a few pounds heavier than their lowest maintenance weights. It makes sense - who wants to feel obsessed forever?

    It's nice to read your posts again, and good to know you are feeling better about things.
    1752 days ago
    You've got a great attitude about weight control, Kriszta - well done! emoticon I've found through trial and error - *especially* error! - that it's important for me to watch those 1-2 lbs. (or roughly 0.5-1 kg.) gains...or they will lead, inevitably, to bigger ones. It may seem like micromanaging to some, but to me, it's really essential to do what you're doing. Even though I allow myself a 5-lb. weight cushion, I make every effort to stick to that bottom number. In a pre-menopausal woman, though, there would be more weight variation than what I experience.

    You're doing GREAT!! emoticon - Susan
    1752 days ago
    I hear you about driving the family nuts.

    You are doing great! And it is such a good idea to keep your data and see where you have been/where you are going.

    way to go!!!!! emoticon
    1752 days ago
    Congratulations on your weight loss. emoticon
    1752 days ago
    That's great! I cannot tell if I am on the upper end of a maintenance range or slowly creeping up. It sounds like you have stabilized nicely!
    1753 days ago
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    Think about it as summer and winter weight might make 64 a bit more tolerable. Afterall, winter its harder to get outside and the meals are generally heartier. Summer brings salads and plenty of reasons to get outside.
    1753 days ago
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