In a sense I haven't really maintained yet but I think I have because I haven't gained anymore weight since I first started this program about 2 weeks ago and yes it's hard physically and mentally because sometimes you feel like wanting that one cookie or too lazy to go for a walk...it's draining.
Maintaining is much harder than loosing. It was easy to focus on loosing weight, but I think in the process it’s easy to loose sight on why you are loosing the weight. Even though I have gained some weight back, I am trying to focus on what I need to change in my life to make being healthy a lifelong habit, instead of a race to the finish line.
Maintaining is very hard! I finally lost my first 5 lbs., but I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever be at my goal weight. Currently I'm 5'8" and 170 lbs, but would really like to be in the 155-160 lb range, but it's starting to feel next to impossible!
Maintaining is very hard. I'm an emotional eater and lately I've been eating crap because I'm so stressed out. I've been maintaining for 2 years, and it hasn't been easy. Like you, I was so strict when I was losing weight, but let's face it, you can't live like that forever. I guess it's about having balance. We've gotta find that balance in order to maintain. Hopefully it will get easier as the years go by.
since I started maintaining I haven't stopped tracking. I'm not sure what I would do if I stopped tracking. Tracking the food definitely helps me stay on track.
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I totally agree, maintaining is way harder than I thought it would be. I feel like I don't know what to do now with myself. I have been really obsessed with spark and I feel like at this point, I need to stop worrying about food and the scale and just focus on the way my body looks. But when I stop thinking about entering my calories...I start eating cupcakes and cookies...woops. What kind of goals do you set when you are trying to maintain? I want a more toned body but I can't really quantify that into pounds to lose, and I'm not sure how many more inches I can drop. It's very frustrating, I must say.
well it is very hard, i struggle w/ that as well but you know what no body said it would be easy (i wish it was) let a lone fun . You should try to think back on how you felt and looked before you started spark and say do i want to go back there. That usually does it for me but i am just starting on my journey. I hope that helped. Danielle I BELIEVE IN YOU AND THAT YOU CAN DO IT SO KICK BUT AT THOSE SNACKS.
I feel like maintaining is way harder than losing. I was so focused and strict with myself while I was trying to lose weight and now I feel like I'm slipping a lot. I stopped focusing on the scale so much and I feel so great about the way I look but every other day last week I went way over on calories and I kept giving into overload of snacking. If I keep doing what I did last week I'll be back to where I was before I started spark. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas? How is everyone else doing?
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