I have been at or around goal for about 5 months. I started with a lot of frustration. Trying to figure out what would work to maintain weight was and is a struggle. On weeks where I am less active, or hit holidays and the like my weight tends to go up.
But my weight tends to vary a lot from day to day. Depending on what I have eaten and level of hydration. I would find that I would great really frustrated, one day on goal, then next up a KG.
One thing I have been doing over the past month or so is using a spreadsheet to track a moving average, a 7 day and 15 day, and a trend line . This shows a pattern of weight loss or gain. instead of freaking out if I am up TODAY, I look at the overall during the past week or 2 weeks. I can realize that I am still fine. I don't need to react yet, I need to see if there is a change in my pattern of gain or loss.
I also realized that I want to have my average weight to be at goal, sometimes I will be above or below that. I now have an idea of a bottom weight, which is below my goal weight by a kg or so. Knowing that I will have days where I am dehydrated or not so full of stuff.
This has helpped me to not be so reactionary.
There are some already formatted online spreadsheet for moving averages and some apps for your iPhone.
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