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9/29/10 4:53 P

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I never changed my calorie range and it worked for me.

If you want to cut back on your working out, make sure you put that into SP so it will correctly calculate your nutritional goals.





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TANYASABRINA's Photo TANYASABRINA Posts: 503
9/27/10 8:46 A

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thank you so much for all the support. you guys made me feel so much better.

if you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got


starting weight 233 1/10/09

1st goal weight 175. met 6/28/09

2nd goal weight 165 met 08/10/09

3rd goal weight 155 met 7/1/10

4th goal weight 150

last goal weight and healthy bmi 143 met on 9/29/10


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GEINAHG0757's Photo GEINAHG0757 Posts: 2,947
9/26/10 9:32 P

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Way to go on reaching your goals! I am fairly new to maintenance myself. One of the hardest things is learning what to focus on and what to just let happen. It takes some tweaking just like the losing did. You will figure out what works for you with time.

Geinah

Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.

"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now." Zig Ziglar


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RAYLINSTEPHENS's Photo RAYLINSTEPHENS SparkPoints: (186,024)
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9/26/10 4:05 P

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First, quit stressing because this is counterproductive.

WTG on maintaining your 70 lb loss for 8 months! WooHoo!!

If it were me, I would check out the Calorie Differential in Reports (found under My Tools) and try to stay as close as you can to ground zero.

Also, don't forget to change your Fitness Goals since cutting back 2 days can and will change your recommended calorie range in the Nutrition Tracker.

Welcome to the team! I am sure you are going to do great!

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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!! (backslid without internet but still within normal range!)

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I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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9/26/10 3:46 P

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Hi and welcome.

Sandy



"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."
Saint Francis de Sales


 
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9/26/10 3:04 P

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A warm emoticon to the team and congratulations for getting here!

As others have said, it seems that you know how to maintain.

I think that the key is continuing to be vigilant and making sure that you take action if your clothes start to feel tighter.

There's a lot of support and encouragement in this team so I hope that you soon settle in.


Start weight - over 166 lb

Reached goal weight in September 2009

Current maintenance range - 120-123 lb


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ALLELUIA525's Photo ALLELUIA525 Posts: 18,446
9/26/10 2:48 P

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It sounds like you know how to maintain. Doing what you did during those 8 months with the addition of exercise, you should be all set!

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~ Tanya ~

"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward..."

"All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them."

(quotes: Walter Elias Disney)


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CAROLJEAN64's Photo CAROLJEAN64 Posts: 11,426
9/26/10 12:55 P

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i agree that maintenance seems scary, but what you don't realize is that for the past year or more, you have been generating a whole new life-style, a whole new set of habits and attitudes toward food.
First, give yourself a break. You are not going to weigh the same thing every time you weight yourself. I give myself a 5 lbs. range around my goal weight.
Second: I still use the nutrition tracker because it keeps me honest. Do I go over once in a while, sure. Am I under once in a while. Yes. Do I have dessert? Once in a while. I think you see the trend here.
I think the exercise is tied to the food. There is just no way around the fact that 3500 calories over what we use for our BMR and exercise will add up to a pound gained. So go to the 4 days a week exercise. Keep track of food and see how it goes. Maintenance is a learning process as well.
BTW - I have maintained my initial 65 lb loss for 5 years with one "blip" of 15lbs up when I broke my leg. I got that off in about three months and have been at or below that goal for over 18 months.

Lost 65 lbs and maintained since 2006.


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TANYASABRINA's Photo TANYASABRINA Posts: 503
9/26/10 9:59 A

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i just reached my final goal weight and am a little nervous. it seems my maintenace calories arent that much different from my weight loss calories only about an extra 100 calories. that seems kind of odd to me. also im used to exercising 6 days a week but would like to cut down to 4 only. is that reasonable?
i dont want to kill myself trying to maintain. i just want to be able to do it without worrying about every single calorie that goes in my mouth. when i lost the first 70 pounds i had to stop exercising because i hurt myself pretty bad. so i didnt exercise for about 8 months. im proud to say that i didnt gain a pound during those 8 months either. now that ive lost the last 20 though im terrified. any advice would helpful thanks so much

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starting weight 233 1/10/09

1st goal weight 175. met 6/28/09

2nd goal weight 165 met 08/10/09

3rd goal weight 155 met 7/1/10

4th goal weight 150

last goal weight and healthy bmi 143 met on 9/29/10


 current weight: 146.0 
 
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