Thank you Coach Dean. I have been maintaining for over a year now, after 55 lbs, and it doesn't get any easier. I teach/lead a weight loss group on our (AZ) border and ride my bike regularly, still put my food in, and am playing with about 5 lbs. Nice to see you dealing with this. I sometimes feel like there is not enough on SP for those in the maintenance phase.
Thanks for this article and all your others. I only like 4 pounds til I reach my goal weight and my plans are just what you suggested. Keep tracing my meals, get my exercise, stay on Spark People to help others on thier journey to a healthier lifestyle and meeting their goals. Keep up the good work Coach Dean!!!!
I'm just moving into maintenance stage, and am not really sure how to do it -- this helped with general ideas, but how do I figure out new calorie goals and realistic exercise goals? I am not tempted (at the moment) to go back to the old habits, but I also don't want to lose much more, and am not quite sure how to find the new/safe/maintenance ranges. Any more specific suggestions?
Thanks for this article. It's very encouraging. I've been maintaining for a while now and I have become "disoriented" as the article puts it, without a goal to achieve. Since starting school last fall however, my new goal was to maintain a 4.0 GPA and I did it! I'm working for it again this semester. I take pride in the fact that I maintain a healthy lifestyle while in school.
Thanks for this article! I have been in maintenance for about eight months now, and rely heavily on these tips. Having those strategies reinforced is very helpful! Please continue to post ideas for those of us in maintenance - we'll all be needing them!
Thank you for this and all your articles. I really enjoy your insight to the problems of weight loss and all the things that go with it. You have inspired and motivated me many times and I appreciate you very much.
4/3/2008 12:02:26 PM
I'm finding the hardest thing to do is to eat enough not to keep losing - I'm so afraid of gaining, and I'm still working out so much for my Marathons and Triathalon training that just getting enough food is a balancing act. Thanks for the article - it helps! Jenna
Thank you so much for the article. It has come just at the time when I reached my goal weight. I was afraid that I would continue losing even more weight, but you have walked me through a very good set of principles that will help me maintain!
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