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?
I can't wait to hear from you!
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