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to the Team!
I did not change my requirements. I didn't realize I was supposed to till 3 months later so figured why bother.
for getting here!
It is hard, just try adding 100 calories for a week, see how that goes, then another 100 after a while... take it slow, its what I am doing.
Welcome to the team! It is a little scary at first, but you get into the groove of it after a while.
Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.
"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now." Zig Ziglar
Congratulations, hi and welcome.
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."
Saint Francis de Sales
Don't be too scared. Add calories back in gradually - maybe 100 calories per day the first week and then 50 calories a week until you level off. If there is a treat you are really wanting, include it. Otherwise, choose more healthy whole grains, healthy oil, milk, fruit -- healthy foods. You'll be more satisfied and feel better.
Remember, there is nothing you can eat today that will mean you'll wake up at your old weight tomorrow!!
Central Florida, Eastern Standard Time Zone
Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!
WTG on reaching your goal!!
Welcome to the team!
Central Time Zone
page 39 in The Spark
I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!! (backslid without internet but still within normal range!)
Lifetime Spirited Underdog!
I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!
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Congratulations on getting to goal! I found it scary at first too but there is lots of good advice here.
There's an article on starting a nutrition plan for maintenance at:
Start weight - over 166 lb
Reached goal weight in September 2009
Current maintenance range - 120-123 lb
Hey Sherry! I welcomed you on your page, but welcome again! Be sure to read SP articles about maintenance. I was terrified, too. Change your goals to keep at your current weight, and that will change your calorie requirements. Add back a little at a time-maybe 100 at first. Keep up your workouts! I'm still feeling my way through. I still weigh and measure my food, and journal it, too. (I never did track, coz journaling was what I was used to.) You can do it! Just be very diligent. Give yourself a "range" and if you start to get to the top of it, go back to your loss program. Good Luck!
Edited by: BJW-FARMGIRL at: 10/16/2010 (12:43)
Today's choices become tomorow's realities.
to the team!
~ Tanya ~
"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward..."
"All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them."
(quotes: Walter Elias Disney)
Sherry, to Maintenance, the big scary.
But you know what? After a few months, and a little practice, you might just start feeling at home! This team has been really helpful to me in keeping up the motivation once the numbers stop changing!
Defeat is temporary: giving up makes it permanent! Never give up!
Max lifetime weight 224.5
Maintaining with 122 marked as "goal" since October 2010
and congrats on reaching your goal!
"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."
Romans 14:20a (NIV)
Welcome to the team Sherry! I did not change much for a while after reaching goal. I also weigh-in more often than I did before I added more points/calories back into my daily life. It just seems like a good reality check between my official monthly weigh-ins.
Reached my goal November 2009!
Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.
It is a life style, not a life sentence.
I just reached my goal weight today and don't know what to do with it! it is scary more than exciting. I am so fearful of gaining back again that I don't want to change my calorie requirements.
Now or Never!