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11/24/13 1:47 P

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Hi Jolanda! Welcome to the team, and emoticon on getting to your goal!

I'm not familiar with Noom, so I can't speak to that, but if you are tracking on SparkPeople you should be able to put in your current weight as your goal weight and see what it gives you with regard to how many calories you need to maintain where you are currently.

If you don't track your food, then you will just have to monitor and see how it goes. If you weigh yourself daily, you can quickly see if you start to creep up the scale. This works well if you don't freak out over the daily fluctuations, but look at it more of an ongoing trend. For example, you may gain or lose a pound or 2 on a daily basis, but you are looking for the weekly trend to stay within a range, perhaps 3 pounds or so on either side of your goal weight. (You will have to forgive my use of pounds, it's what I'm familiar with, I suppose for Kg it would be 1.5-2 on either side?)

I think you should also keep doing what you did to lose the weight for maintaining your weight, meaning if you focused on eating lots of fruits and veggies, keep doing that. If you worked out 5-6 times a week, keep doing that. You may want to consider setting a new goal to keep you motivated, do you have a desire to run a race? Sign up! Do you want to learn to cook healthy meals? Find some recipes and get cooking! Maybe you are into lifting, set a goal for strength gains, or to do x number of push-ups or pull ups!

Again, congrats on hitting your goal, and enjoy the rest of the journey!

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11/24/13 10:40 A

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Hi all, I'm Jolanda and I just lost 9 kilos via Noom. But there's nothing there about motivation nor on how to stay at that weight. I'm now 59 kilos so no more need for extra weight loss. What I need is ways to stay there. Any suggestions are welcome!

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11/17/13 8:31 P

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Well, you have come a long way! And you look fabulous, I bet you feel great too!

highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143

New goal: more practical new goal, 129, update ticker to reflect that goal.

H: 5''4" 50 y.o.

"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers

"Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" Michael Pollan



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11/17/13 1:59 A

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thanks...my highest recorded weight 288 lbs.

God is faithful! He is with me! www.facebook.com/thevictoryoverweigh
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11/15/13 10:00 P

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Welcome to the team, and WOW, what great results you are having! Picking a goal weight is a tricky thing, many of us have changed our goals over time, so you just jump right in!

And dance away! emoticon

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New goal: more practical new goal, 129, update ticker to reflect that goal.

H: 5''4" 50 y.o.

"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers

"Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" Michael Pollan



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11/14/13 8:18 P

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Hi I started with this site in august of 2008. I did not get serious until January 2009. Since then I am done with 130 lbs. I have a goal weight of 154 lbs. I am 5'7". Currently, (pms) my weight is 161.1 and I wear a size 6 / 8 in pants and skirts and blouses. Sweaters size small.

I initially thought my goal weight was going to be 134 lbs. but I did a body analyze online that showed my hip to waist ratio is very health and my body fat is at 26% so I changed my goal weight to 154 lbs.

Good news is that I have had at least 115 lbs off and maintained now for two years. I have gotten rid of an additional 15 lbs this last year and get to my goal weight is psychological freakin' jungle.

But I am a size 6 and that makes me dance!;0


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5/24/13 9:47 A

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Welcome to the team, and congrats on hitting your goal weight!

There are many paths you can take in maintaining, and it is tricky to find the one that works best for you, personally, I still monitor myself, (weight daily, track fruits and veggies servings, fitness minutes) and I also, like Konrad, challenge myself with new goals to reach regularly.

We have a monthly challenge you could join if you have something you want to try and need a place to post, it's informal, you pick your goal, and post. It would be great to have more team members join for support and encouragement.

There are more structured challenges on the "at goal and maintaining..." team, if that is more what you need or want right now, I highly recommend those too!

highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143

New goal: more practical new goal, 129, update ticker to reflect that goal.

H: 5''4" 50 y.o.

"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers

"Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" Michael Pollan



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5/21/13 3:39 P

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Hi Juney,

Thanks! I would love you to be my maintenance friend. We can help each other with our goals. Thanks for the website suggestion.

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5/21/13 3:36 P

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Those are great ideas Konrad. Thanks!!

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5/21/13 2:49 P

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Hello Steffi,

I too lost 50 pounds and have maintained this entire year. My weight has fluctuated +/- 3 pounds since then. My biggest problem was "I'm at weight- NOW WHAT". I like to give myself mini goals to keep it interesting. Salad every lunch this week, push mower this month, run a 5k, meatless Monday, and ...etc... I think you get the picture. As for the rest of it, I'm figuring it out as I go along.

Good luck, Konrad

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5/21/13 12:19 P

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Hi, Steffi
you and me both, girl. I would be glad to be your maintenance friend! I am in the same boat.
I lost 52 pounds for the 5th time. don't want to do it a 6th!

my best suggestion for the day is runsforcookies.com. SlimKatie lost 125 pounds on sparkpeople and I LOVE her maintenance blog. enjoy and keep in touch!

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5/21/13 12:17 P

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Welcome to the team, congrats for the weight loss, I would also like advice about keeping the weight off after losing, though I have not reached my ideal weight yet.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should! - Desiderata


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5/21/13 12:09 P

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Hi,

I lost 50 pounds and now I am trying to keep it off. It's been 5 months since I reached my ideal weight. I am looking for support and ideas that have helped others to keep their weight off permanently. About 10 years ago I lost a lot of weight and then I gained back, so I am terrified that that is going to happen again.
I am eating right (most of the time!) exercising everyday,counting calories, etc,

God bless you!






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