For me maintenance at first meant tinkering with my calories in calories out equation. I was in the actively loosing weight catagory, then decided I had hit my goal weight and wanted to maintain. So then I decided to go from 60 minutes of exercise per day to 40. After doing that one month, I still lost about a pound that month. So the next month, I added about 30 calories per day on top of the slightly lighter exercise and that was about right for me to maintain and not loose. So try some tinkering with your calories and exercise, but don't tinker quickly, as you won't know what is causing it if you expect to see results quickly. Just my $.02. Longerterm maintenance for me still includes 40 minutes a day of exercise and counting calories. You could do less exercise of course, but I like exercise, and well, my problem has always been food. I would rather exercise a bit more so I can eat a bit more!
3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes
4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6
10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon, hopefully in under 3 hours!
| current weight: 7.3 over