Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
KARAOKECHICK's Photo KARAOKECHICK SparkPoints: (14,121)
Fitness Minutes: (12,118)
Posts: 612
11/24/11 3:16 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I do weightwatchers so I can live on the plan... I do have my cheat days but I'm right back on the right path the very next morning... I have actually done that through out my weight loss journey every 3 or 4 months I'll give myself a day of what ever I want and I still stayed consistent with what I lost every week, never hit a plateau so that was a good thing for me.... I only weigh myself once a week, because of the fluctuations of weight I didn't want to think I wasn't doing something right


You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.

Lee Iacocca


 current weight: 174.1 
 
185
175
165
155
145
CSROBERTSON621's Photo CSROBERTSON621 SparkPoints: (78,784)
Fitness Minutes: (47,280)
Posts: 1,308
11/19/11 6:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I would love to be more relaxed, but right now I'm pretty rigid.

I've lost the weight once before, only to gain it all back and then some. "Relaxed" was kind of a slippery slope for me.

I'm hoping that with time I'm able to find some sort of balance that allows me to relax somewhat, without totally losing control...

Starting Weight: 260 lbs. (November 2010)
Quasi-Maintenance: 165 lbs. (June 2011)
Goal Weight: 150 lbs. (reached December 8, 2011)

Size 22W to Size 4

Currently maintaining within 5 lbs. (+ or -) of goal. I weigh daily, but also use a tape measure and the fit of my clothes to guage how well I'm doing.
SONYALATRECE's Photo SONYALATRECE SparkPoints: (90,882)
Fitness Minutes: (36,323)
Posts: 7,218
7/19/11 2:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
More relaxed style because I like a variety of foods and drinks, but have to not feel limited.
A lifestyle change to me means adjusting calories and balancing my likes with healthier choices- rigidity doesn't fit my lifestyle.


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


 October SparkPoints: 820
 
0
35
70
105
140
LISAW/3's Photo LISAW/3 Posts: 905
2/23/11 8:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I weigh every day, too. It helps keep me accountable, but as long as I am within my 5 pound range, I don't worry about it.

My main problem recently is that while I may be staying within my calorie range (albeit the higher end), I find I've been eating less healthy foods. I need to stay within my range while focusing on better foods and less sugar.

 current weight: 157.0 
 
204
188
172
156
140
PROSPERITY2010's Photo PROSPERITY2010 Posts: 121
2/23/11 6:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks so much for your response. On this end I would say that I eat within my calorie limits and consume healthier options about 85-90 percent of the time. But then there are times (a snack here or a less than healthy meal there) when I'll indulge. For instance, today I ate a fudge brownie, which was almost 500 calories by itself. But everything else I ate today was healthy and I managed to still eat to maintain my weight.

When I go on conferences for work (which is often) it gets a little tricky. I try to just make sure I burn 400-500 cals during my workouts, eat lower calorie breakfasts and lunches and then splurge a bit on dinner and drinks. then when I return home, I spend the first week back eating fewer cals. Usually within less than a week i'm back on track weight wise.

I also keep a 5-pound weight range and weigh myself daily so that weight gain can't sneak up on me.

219 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
55
110
165
220
LISAW/3's Photo LISAW/3 Posts: 905
2/23/11 5:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm still trying to figure it out! When I first hit my goal weight, I stayed on the same diet and continued to lose weight. After I lost an additional 5 pounds, I became more relaxed. Then the holidays hit and I became WAY too relaxed and gained about 10 pounds. I went back to the lose-weight-diet and lost those 10 pounds. But since then, I've been too relaxed and put a few back on.
It is easier to me to have an all-or-nothing diet. Once I give myself an inch, I take a mile! So, I am still trying to figure out how to maintain and control myself. I look forward to reading what others have done!

 current weight: 157.0 
 
204
188
172
156
140
PROSPERITY2010's Photo PROSPERITY2010 Posts: 121
2/23/11 5:42 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Would you say that you're pretty rigid about what foods you do and don't eat? Or, do you allow cheat days? What is your method for watching yoru nutrition and balancing a healthy diet?



219 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
55
110
165
220
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other 30-40 Something Maintainers General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
How's this week going? 7/8/2014 9:44:17 PM
Has maintaining become easier over time? 6/22/2014 8:59:40 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14982x40125455

Review our Community Guidelines