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No, I never increased my calories for maintenance, but I do for expended output.
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Brown Deer, WI
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I can commiserate with you. I try to stay within my calorie range, sometimes I do it and sometimes not. I do not bother to stress over it. I just try hader to get within the range and keep on exercising. I have lost 175 lbs and as long as I can stay within 10 lbs of my goal I am so satisfied (see old woman with a glowing smile)! Keep doing what your doing and you will be around your goal again. Life is to short not to enjoy once in a while.
Susie South Central WI
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When you break down goals into smaller steps, it isn't even that hard. All you have to do is say "yes" to the right thing!
My approach is this:
Ignore the weight, take a look at yourself in the mirror and decide if you like what you see. Even in maintenance mode you can make little adjustments by working some muscle groups more than others. Weight does not matter when you are roughly within the last then pounds, ratio of fat vs. muscle does. Don't worry about every calorie, enjoy your food by eating it slowly and without guilt (at least the healthy food).
Maintenance mode is much more about maintaining healthy habits than a certain number on the scale. My calorie intake easily changes by up to 2000calories (ranging from 1000 to 3000) from day to day depending on how much time I have, how hungry I feel, how much I exercise and what there is to celebrate. I just don't worry about it any more as long as I exercise 1-2 hours on most days.
Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 8/15/2011 (11:24)
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I picked my own range based on what I learned by watching my food and my scale over the years. As I have aged, I can't eat as much as I used to. Keep one eye on the scale and the other on your journal. It will give you a very accurate picture of what to do next.
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.
I found I was maintaining well with the range they recommended. You may have to experiment a little to find the range that is comfortable for you. What I did was find my comfortable eating range and then let my weight adjust lower, since when I got to maintenance what they recommended seemed like too much food to my body.
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Max lifetime weight 224.5
Maintaining with 122 marked as "goal" since October 2010
It works as long as I do enough cardio to burn the number of calories I need in order to maintain if I have an off week of my workouts then it tends to be a problem I have ot burn 1650 calories in a week for my calorie range of 1570 to 1920
Linda (Florida - Eastern Standard Time )
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My goal was to hit my goal weight by the time my in-laws came to stay, which I did. Yay.
That was 5 days ago, and I have been over my (maintainance) calorie target everyday they have been here, except one - and gained back a kilo.
I refuse to think of this a problem. I hope to lose this weight over the next 2 weeks, and be back at maintaining.
Are you eating the maintainance calories recommended by SP? I need to trust this is OK!
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