Interesting thread and good question. Thanks. I've enjoyed reading ther other replies.
I'm 5' 4" and maintaining in a range between 120-123 lb after losing 43-46lb. I reached my original goal weight of 126 lb in September 2009.
I dropped steadily to 120 lb by new year and kept steady on 1400-1750 calories until I gained about 3 lb in 3 months by the end of October. I went back to 1200 - 1550 and lost it again within a couple of weeks so I think that somewhere around 1500 works for me.
I walk about 100,000 steps a week as my main form of exercise.
Edited by: WALKINGANNIE at: 11/19/2010 (14:08)
Start weight - over 166 lb
Reached goal weight in September 2009
Current maintenance range - 120-123 lb
current weight: 120.0
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Hi OOLALA53 Iím 53 and stand 5í2Ē and am maintaining 123 having lost 34 pounds almost 3 years ago,
I average 1500-1700 and keep active-thatís the key. When I first started maintaining I found it difficult to increase my calories as much as SP suggested so did it 100 cals at a time. Iíve found 1700-1800 keeps me at or around goal. It sometimes goes up a couple but as long as it stays within 5 pounds of goal, my clothes fit okay and more importantly Iím healthy Iím okay with that. I find it helps to keep tracking and weigh in once a week.
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I am 62 and am 4ft. 10 in. vertically challenged. I am staying between 123 and 125 on my Weight watcher's Points plan. That's about 1200 to 1500 calories a day. I've maintained now for over 2.5 years.
Edited by: SASSYSAX at: 11/19/2010 (14:03)
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I probably average from 1200-1550 calories day. I'm 60 and 5'5" tall. I have been maintaining about 1-1/2 years and fluctuate some--5-7 #. For me it was really about feeling better, healthier and stronger. But as a breast cancer survivor for 8 years now, at 60 I am in the best health & strength ever, I think.
current weight: 0.8 over
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Hi, I'm in my 5th year of maintenance and was struggling when I got to SP on 15-1800 calories a day. I wasn't willing to eat less than that. With a major increase in activity, a minimum of 2 hours of exercise a day including 90 minutes of aerobic walking, I can now stay between 1800-2200 and comfortably maintain. In fact I have been inching down. My goal weight is 135, I'm a couple of pounds under. I've blogged my entire journey on my page. MY JOURNEY, parts 1-5 with pictures. Does me good to read it once in awhile. I am 68, 5'6" tall. I have to make healthy choices but today it's much more about activity than food!
Joy , in KY, USA 73-Having fun being me!!
9 Year Maintainer Hoop 10-20 min - Day-39 10,962 mi wkd since 1/1/10 goal-135 range 130-138#
current weight: 6.8 over
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On an average daily calorie intake of 1620, I gain weight, at an average daily intake of 1570 I lose weight! I am 5'6" and am just over 71kg. My Dietician commented that I am more "calorie sensative" than most!
I actually keep a spreadsheet with the daily calorie intake; fibre; fat; weight (only monthly or so) and exercise Pilates kept separate to walks. I also have a "comment" column. This helps immensely and I take this to my Dietician with me.
Hi and welcome. Good luck. I am 5'8", 60 years old, weigh 139 (lost 71 lbs). I eat about 1300 to 1450 calories per day. I keep my mix of carbs to calories about 55%, sat fats under 10 grams, cholesterol between 100 to 175 grams, proteins between 25-30 g, sodium under 2300 g, good fats about 35 g, and fiber about 25 g.
Remember, it is not only how much you consume but how much you expend in exercise and other activity.
Fork down - activity up!!
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For those of us who are wondering what it's like to live at goal, please let us know 1. how tall you are and what goal weight you are maintaining, and 2. your approximate or exact average daily calorie intake to do that.
Thanks! Believe me, this will be helpful for some, at least.
Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 11/18/2010 (19:21)
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