I agree that once you reach your weight loss goal, it's really important to start setting goals in other related areas to keep you on track.
And don't forget to recognize that staying in your maintenance range is a goal all of itself! You can help emphasize this point by giving yourself regular rewards for staying in your range. Maybe a spa day every three months or putting $10-20 in a jar for every month you stay in range all month to save towards a big reward. Heck, put in even more if you can afford it, and save for a vacation!
And make sure that you're allowing yourself occasional indulgences... ones that fit into your overall plan for nutrition. Hopefully, you did this throughout your weight loss, which will make it easier now. But if not, now's the perfect time to learn to indulge without overindulging.
I am a MARATHONER!!!
Tacoma City Marathon (3 May 09) - 3:49:13
... and I'm BOSTON BOUND!!!!
Capital City Marathon (16 May 10) - 3:36:52
...and instead of running Boston, I had a kid! And then 2.5 years later I had another one.
BUT, I've never stopped running or racing!
One of these days, I'll re-qualify for Boston. And tackle Goofy's Race and a Half. Maybe an ultra. Or a half Ironman...
Maintaining, healthily pregnant, or healthily breastfeeding since
| current weight: 127.2