Team Leaders
Team Stream
Team Stats
Total SparkPoints:
1,880,625
Total Fitness Minutes:
2,343,648
Apr 2014 SparkPoints:
16,480
Apr 2014 Minutes:
15,889
See Team Leaderboards
See Category Leaderboards


Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
 

team14982forum


  Team Forum
30-40 Something Maintainers

A Guide to Posting in Your SparkTeam Forum

  FORUM:   General Team Discussion Forum
TOPIC:   Has maintaining become easier over time? 


Search
Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Author: Message: Sorting Last Post on Top


UNDEREXPOSED
UNDEREXPOSED's Photo SparkPoints: (5,224)
Fitness Minutes: (2,660)
Posts: 134
7/16/11 9:55 P

UNDEREXPOSED's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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


 current weight: 127.0 
 
152
145.75
139.5
133.25
127


PROSPERITY2010
PROSPERITY2010's Photo Posts: 120
7/13/11 12:22 P

PROSPERITY2010's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.


191 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
50
100
150
200


SONYALATRECE
SONYALATRECE's Photo SparkPoints: (87,683)
Fitness Minutes: (35,274)
Posts: 7,088
7/13/11 11:06 A

SONYALATRECE's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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


 April SparkPoints: 488
 
0
500
1000
1500
2000


PROSPERITY2010
PROSPERITY2010's Photo Posts: 120
3/18/11 11:40 A

PROSPERITY2010's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks for posting!

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!

Bree


191 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
50
100
150
200


EATINGRIGHT2010
EATINGRIGHT2010's Photo SparkPoints: (13,834)
Fitness Minutes: (13,064)
Posts: 1,731
3/16/11 12:39 A

EATINGRIGHT2010's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.


 Pounds lost: 2.5 
 
0
3.75
7.5
11.25
15


PROSPERITY2010
PROSPERITY2010's Photo Posts: 120
2/22/11 1:22 P

PROSPERITY2010's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi All!

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!

Best,
Bree


191 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
50
100
150
200


PROSPERITY2010
PROSPERITY2010's Photo Posts: 120
2/20/11 12:50 A

PROSPERITY2010's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi All!

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?

I can't wait to hear from you!

Best,
Bree

Edited by: PROSPERITY2010 at: 2/21/2011 (20:59)

191 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
50
100
150
200


 
Page: 1 of (1)  
   
Report Innappropriate Post

Other 30-40 Something Maintainers General Team Discussion Forum Posts


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14982x40037569

Review our Community Guidelines