I think you hit on the biggest part of post-weight life already. I'm not a fan of the term "maintenance," just because I think people hear it and think "eat a few salads and walk" when it's more complicated than that.
We've lost similar amounts of weight, and I think the key is structuring your life post-weight beyond "dieting goals." For me it was my writing, running a marathon, seeing if I can't build some semblance of upper body strength, learn to dress decently, etc.
With all those things in place, they really help sustain the weight without spending your whole life giving every waking thought to calorie intake, exercise minutes, etc.
Another way of saying it is structuring life so the weight maintenance aspect is in the background, not the foreground.
How have your relationships been effected by your weight loss? New thoughts/feelings/considerations coming up?
You're awesome. Grats and forge ahead!
Edit | And oh my god, cooking! I forgot the most important one! Ironically, really learning the nuances of food and how to prepare it has had the largest positive influence on me. It stopped making food about being a "controlled substance/source of all my evil" and really more of a skill to learn and excel with.
Edited by: RUSSLANE at: 5/11/2009 (13:06)