Well, I think it's too early in the game for me to really answer this, since I've yet to experience either a plateau or a waning of commitment. Though it will inevitably happen at some point, I know... I'm only human! Soooooo I have actually put thought into this question, to try and identify-in-advance the "signs" that I should watch for, and maybe formulate an action plan of just what to do, when things go sideways.
Which they will. They always do. It's unrealistic to think that I will carry on diligently measuring and weighing and never-going-over and always-eating-healthy-choices and loving-being-so-good-to-me and seeing-a-loss-every-week, for infinity.
The plan I have in my head is.... to add a period of "scheduled maintenance" into my schedule. To be honest, I think it is probably a good idea physically as well as psychologically, to pause and rest ("plateau", if you will) at intervals, particularly when going on an extended journey to lose a LARGE amount of weight. It's just - I mean... HOW is a person supposed to Stick To the Reduction Plan 24/7/365 for 400 days in a row? Does ANYBODY ever see that sort of perfection? I am not going to hold myself to that standard!
I don't know just WHEN i'll embark on "scheduled maintenance" but i figure when I start seeing certain "signs" (like... starting to go over my calorie range regularly, or failing to track meals, or indulging in the junk-food that inhabits my work lunchroom on a daily basis), I'll know it's time to engage Plan Maintain. My idea is that I'll then calculate "maintenance calories" and follow THAT range for a month. And when time is up, drop back down to reduction-range.
No idea if this will work out for me. But. That's the plan.
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 174.0