I haven't been here long enough to feel 'at home' yet, but thinking I'll be staying awhile here.
It is a wonderful thing to have a place to come for support, encouragement and accountability.
We are at a very similar stage of our journey. I'm in my 50's and have lost over 140 lbs.
and have been maintaining for 3 months. For me, maintaining was just a continuation of everything I had been doing. When I stopped losing I just maintained the calories that I was taking in when I stopped losing, and so far my weight has been fairly stable. I have days where I eat out or eat the wrong thing or just too much, but I cut back a few days after (or before) a slip and all seems to be coming out in the balance. I have noticed when I haven't had a high calorie day in a while, I have lost another pound or two---but as long as I am in 'my' range (130-140) I am OK with that because it won't be long before temptation shows up and throws a few extra calories my way.
Oh, and by the way . . . My family told me at 190, at 180, at 170, at 150 that I had lost enough. Could it be they just aren't used to a skinnier you? What does your body tell you? What do the health charts say you should weigh? How tall are you? Maybe 128+/- IS an ideal weight for you!
Good luck on your maintenance, if you made it this far . . . you'll eventually find a healthy place to maintain.
Wiggle room on my weight! Getting consistent with exercise tipped the scales . . . in a good way~just don't think I need to lose any more--just get firm and fit!
SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6"
GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140)
My focus is fitness!
(I'm getting there . . . )
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