I don't know how much you exercised while losing, but for me it was 6-days 50 minutes cardio and 3-days 15 minute ST. When it came to maintenance time (3 months ago), I didn't want to reduce the exercise because I feel it's good for health. I just upped the calories....carefully, weighing in each day to make sure I wasn't gaining.
Turned out that 400 calories daily over my weight-loss average did the trick. That makes sense, as I was losing about a pound a week and 400x7=2800 (nearly the 3500-calorie pound).
My weight doesn't fluctuate much (post-menopause) so if I see a 2-pound gain, I cut back on the calories until it's right again.
Best of luck to you. It's a little harder to maintain than it was to lose, but WE CAN DO IT!
Edited by: DUBINJL at: 10/7/2008 (12:51)
Jude (or Judith or Judy, whatever you like!)
Take a sad song and make it better!!
We're on this earth to give glory to God.
5'4", 75 years old. High weight 161. Reached 125 lb. goal on 7/25/08.
Re-adjusted to 130 2/1/13
| current weight: 3.6 over