Rachel - I know what you mean about feeling like you have to semi-deprive yourself for fear of the scale -- but that is not the case. You can fuel your body, fuel your workouts and your mind and you'll find that maintain becomes a whole lot easier. I generally cycle out my calories as of late but for months I was trying to eat around 1100-1200 calories -- but it is all about where those calories are coming from in your foods that make the difference. I can not get through powerful workouts with out fueling the body and I eat 1400 calories on a low day to 1800calories on a high day fueled with complex carbs -- I even enjoy a couple of piece of fruit. Train your mind and the body will follow. Good luck sweetie
My goal is 135. Actually I have set up what my husband (who lost 55 pounds 4 years ago and has kept it off) calls at weight box. It is a 3 poound range to stay inside. My weight box is 135-138. I am 137. Still,though, I am having a tough time with maintaining. I added in just a few extra calories, maybe 200-300 and went from 136 to 137. I am worried that I have screwed myself and won't be able to escape eating like a bird the rest of my life. Any tips?
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current weight: 146.4
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Hi everybody!! I just joined this team today because I just reached my goal today!!! I joined SP in April, 2008 at 145 lbs & wanted to lose 25 lbs. Well, I just weighed myself this morning and I am at 120 lbs!! I am so excited.....I just can't believe I really did it.
Now.....I have to KEEP IT OFF!!
Hope to get to know all of you guys better!!
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Congrats on your weight loss. You have done an excellent job. Welcome to at goal & maintaining. I am sure you will receive the support from people who have been where you are at now. You will do great in maintenance. You just have to tweak your calories & exercise amounts and give your body a chance to adjust to the changes.
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Original goal reached June 2008. Now I am trying to lose the 10 pounds I gained.
I read your story on your Spark page. It IS hard to lose weight, and maintenance is not an easy walk in the park. So I am glad that you have joined this team for support and input. You are not alone in your struggle.
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Unhappy women do dangerous things. --- Desperate Housewives
and welcome. Congratulations on reaching your goal. It truly is a lifestyle change but for me it is a new lifestyle and the old one keeps popping its head up just when I am at my weakest. It takes a bit of time to undo all those years. Know that you are not alone and always remember that losing one battle does not lose a war. It would have taken you some time to lose all that weight and it won't go back on in a day. All the very best.
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Hi everyone, I just joined this team. I've been trying to maintain my weight of 145 lbs since April 11, 2008. That was the day that I officially lost 100 lbs. It has definitely not been easy and I can honestly say that I still track my food every day, weigh everything, etc. Even so it is a real struggle. I am hoping that being on this team I will get support from folks like me!!
I love being this weight, I truly do, but after an entire lifetime being overweight/obese, my body just doesn't know how to stay here I think!
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