Glad you're here!
A quick glance at my recent blog posts will show you that I've been down that regain road too. And when I hit goal 2.5 years ago I was nervous too, because I'd never managed to stay there.
It's been a bumpy road since then but with the support I've found here and grit, I've managed to make it work, and learn along the way.
There are a lot of facets to maintenance, from figuring out what goal weight or size or % body fat you want, to adjusting your calories and exercise, and most especially wrapping your mind around the concept of a new "normal" as NELLJONES put it.
Be patient with yourself. Continue to monitor and if you see a slide, adjust appropriately. Try a whole lot of different strategies to find the ones that work best for you.
And remind yourself of WHY you want to stay at goal weight - make a list, a new vision collage, write a blog post, something that celebrates how it feels to be at your "happy" size. So when things get tough, you can revisit that reminder and push through.
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