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11/17/07 10:34 A

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Being one of those who never stays the same weight 2 times in a row, I agree. Sounds like you have hit your range, and congratulations!

The nice thing about the range is you have some flexibility for those "water retention" days, and you can monitor the trends w/out getting crazy about a 1-2lb gain or loss.

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11/16/07 6:49 P

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I know my body thinks its in maintenance now, I just hit my goal and so far have changed - nothing! I am waiting until I have more of a buffer and planning a range of 135-140, my weight is normally very consistent though since I started SP because I am very consistent with everything and when I weigh so have not had too many unpleasant surprises so far!

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11/16/07 2:42 P

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SHININGEMILY - I would say that you are in maintenance and your body is telling your that anywhere between 124 - 129 is just fine. I wouldn't worry about staying at 125 because none of us stays the same weight everyday. Just learn to enjoy maintainance!


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11/16/07 11:14 A

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The lowest I ever got was 119, but now I am usually around 122. When I see 125, I take action to figure out what the problem is. Usually it only hits 125 for one day and is caused by bloating. For me it's harder to stay at a low number because I'm still slowly losing fat and gaining muscle.

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11/16/07 9:27 A

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I'd say from the sound of it, that you are already in your maintenance range. It's pretty difficult to keep your weight at one exact number for days in a row. emoticon

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11/16/07 9:23 A

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So my question is: I seem to feel great at a 125-130 range, but I'm fluxuating in there already even though I haven't gotten down to 125 yet. So...do I need to reach 125 first? I just feel like every week, I go between 124 and 129 or so. Do I need to maintain at 125 for awhile? Or am I pretty much at maintainence already?




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11/15/07 11:24 P

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I have very large weigth fluctuations, but the 5 lb range works well for me too. I'm using 130-135 right now, but I had been at 132-127 previously. I just found the new range works for me and my clothes fit there. I think when you hit your goal, you will find your range, but it is a good idea to have one.

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

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11/15/07 6:48 P

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You have to figure out what works for you. What works for me is having a 5 pound range. I only weigh once a week and when the scale goes over the top of my range, I get serious again for a few days with eating really healthy and it inevitably drops within a week. Its just too hard to keep to a specific number..your weight can vary up to 5 pounds in one day due to TOM, sodium intake, etc.

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11/15/07 6:23 P

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Hi,

I weigh in in kilograms, and use the 2 kg range (4.4 pounds). So 64 - 66 kg (approx: 140-145)

I weigh in every morning.

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11/15/07 1:40 P

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For me, the range I feel most comfortable at is between 119 - 124 - anything over that and I just don't feel as good. My calorie range depends on the amount of exercise I'm doing - lots and I bump it up a bit - writing at my computer for long stretches and I keep it on the low end. Hope this helps.


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11/15/07 12:15 P

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I actually lowered my goal weight from 60 to 58 kilos about halfway through the journey. I'm now considering 60 to be my top limit, so that gives me a buffer of about 4.4 pounds. At the moment, I'm a about a pound under goal at 57.5 kilos.

Mindset is definitely the big factor - this way of eating and exercising and making healthy choices, is what I think of as the "new normal."

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11/15/07 11:36 A

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I look to maintain between 130 and 135, but when ever I see the scale above 132.5 I know that it's time to tone things down a bit. I tend to stop the eating out, slow down with the night time eating, and make sure all my fruit and veggies are included in my diet.

I have also lost weight only to gain it all again, so this last time when lost the weight my whole focus, even while I was losing, was on what I would be different this time to keep it off.

So far I have kept it off for almost 4 1/2 years.

You seem to have the same mindset as I had...I think that's a good thing.

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RAYNNE413's Photo RAYNNE413 Posts: 462
11/15/07 11:36 A

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I weigh once a week because I let the number on the scale influence me WAY too much. I also use a 5 lb range. I think that should be enough to take into consideration things like hormone fluctuations, fluid retention, etc., etc.

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11/15/07 11:33 A

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I try to stay within 5 lbs of my goal weight. I also look for trends over a several day period. If it looks like it is climbing consistently, I step up the activity more and lower the cals. I do weight once a day, same time, same conditions.

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11/15/07 11:30 A

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I am not at goal - or even close YET.
But I was there 17 mos ago and have regained it all.
Starting all over AGAIN.
Anyways,
my question is acutally about maintaining since I know I can lose but haven't been able to KEEP it off.

WHAT'S THE RANGE YOU KEEP YOURSELF AT?

Like a top before you say WHOA! I was thinking 3 lbs is acceptable. After I hit THE number and watch my scale regularly, once I get 3 lbs. over that number I'd need to go back on the low-cal wagon.
Is that range realistic? I've heard some ppl using 5 lbs or even 10lbs. I don't even know what's my average bloat gain for the time-of-the-month!


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