Yeah. I just have to watch what I eat. The only time that its hard is once a month that any woman would understand. I'm not sure if I'm going to gain or lose weight or none at all. I always try to maintain it when on vacation and I lose up to 5 pounds while on vacation since we're doing a lot of walking while on vacation.
current weight: 218.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,660) Posts: 134 7/16/11 9:55 P
I forced myself into gaining a few pounds back for sake of my curves. I battle with wanting curves and loathing them at the same time. So, my fight with maintenance has been one involving acceptance of the needed curves more than ability to keep weight off. Keeping it off is a lot easier because I scare myself with pictures of before. I don't ever never ever want to be that girl again.
"The next time someone tells you who they are believe them" Maya Angelou. " You cannot change anyone no matter how efforted your attempts, you can deal with the person or move on." Me
Thanks so much for responding! It's great hearing from you. I feel you on sometimes losing kilter. We went on a cruise about 6 weeks ago. My weight went up slightly but then I went to a conference in New Orleans. While I'm still within my 5-pound maintenance range, I'd like to lose a couple pounds to be at the bottom again.
249 Maintenance Weeks
Fitness Minutes: (38,394) Posts: 7,279 7/13/11 11:06 A
It has become easier over time to maintain, but sometimes I can get a little off kilter and lose my way. On vacation, I do the same as you. Hotel fitness centers and staying active help me. Reading motivation & fitness articles make life easier though.
Since I choose to EAT right and DRINK right, I suppose you could say I LIVE right!
John 3:16 - the ultimate sacrifice Central Standard Time Zone
Going on vacations can be tough. I've definitely battled with that myself. One of the things I do is try to eat a healthy breakfast (like oatmeal, fruit, and/or a small portion of llean protein. I also try to go hotels/resorts that have gyms so I can get a morning workout in before I start my day.
For dinner, I try to stay away fro m pastas or things with sauces on it. I'll go for a baked or broiled meat or fish with some veggies. This usually leaves room for me to have a modest dessert and a glass of wine without completely blowng my diet!
249 Maintenance Weeks
Fitness Minutes: (13,064) Posts: 1,731 3/16/11 12:39 A
I am not maintaining, but I want to learn more about maintaining ahead of time. Anyway, I'm afraid that when I go on vacation I cannot maintain. I always kind of let go mentally, so I don't know what to expect when I reach my goal.
I'm Joon. I'm 5'. C25K (9weeks) finished on Mar 5, 2010. Ran 10K race on Nov. 28th, 2010 in 1:10. 10K race on May 15th, 2011 in 1:04.
I figured I would get the ball rolling by responding to this post myself.
For me, maintaining my weight seems to get a little easier as time goes on. I weigh myself daily. So, sudden spiles are caught VERY quickly. If I have a weekend where I wasn't a calorie conscious as I should have been, I just spend the week days making sure I'm calorie conscious and getting enough physical activity. Then by Friday, I'm back down to where I want to be.
When it gets trickier is when I go on vacations or conference for work. Often times I can workout in the hotel gyms. But, it's very hard to know how many calories I eat because I'm not preparing the food myself. So, I try to limit sauces and pastas. In the mornings, I'll order oatmeal. For lunch, I'll get a salad with dressing on the side. Finally, I try to order baked/broiled meat/fish with vegetables for dinner. In between, I might have a couple servings of fruit for snacks. This tends to keep my calories in check when I'm away.
I'd love to hear from others.
1. As you continue along your maintenance journey, has it become easier over time? 2. What are some things that you do to maintain your weight? 3. How have those techniques evolved since you first reached your goal weight?
We have such a diverse group of maintainers here and we love it! Some of us have only been maintaining for a few months while others of us have been doing so for several years. As you continue along your maintenance journey, has it become easier over time? What are some things that you do to maintain your weight and how have those techniques evolved since you first reached your goal weight?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.