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Maintaining Your Goal Weight

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I spoke with a woman who had lost weight & maintained for 30 years. She told me her secret was 5 pounds! Her goal was 115 so she lost down to 110. She then has 5 pounds to work with. If she gains a couple of pounds, she doesn't get concerned. When she gains 5, she works to lose that 5 by eating healthier then she had been. She's been successful doing this for 30 years!

- Submitted by HDMARTIN88 3/7/2011 in Weight Maintenance | 14 Comments
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JANIEWWJD 3/9/2011 6:12:00 PM

    I love that idea. Will be doing this too. Thanks!!!
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CHALLENGER15 6/29/2011 12:38:00 PM

    I have a good friend who has maintained her loss for 10+ years. She does the same, and makes sure she does a minimum of walking and drinking water as well.
MARYELLEN301 3/27/2011 9:52:00 PM

    I am currently 3.5 pounds UNDER my goal weight, which gives me the "wiggle room" I believe you are advocating. I believe I will still use my nutrition tracker. Keeps me honest and I am a bit addicted to Spark Points!
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HOLLYM48 6/28/2014 9:36:00 AM

    That is exactly what I did and have kept it off for almost 1 year!
MARIOSBUTTERFLY 7/16/2011 6:30:00 PM

    great one!
FLOWINGWATER 6/29/2011 10:02:00 AM

    This, combined with weighing myself every morning is what works for me! This is how I have maintained my weight most of my life, and, it is part of what has allowed me to maintain this new weight for 1.5 years.
CARAMELCOUTURE 4/5/2011 7:30:00 PM

    I LOVE IT!!! I've been worrying myself CRAZY about maintianing the 110lbs that I recently lost. The thought of being obese again TERRIFY me. But your advice has definitely helpped me. THANKS emoticon
DESERTFLOWERG 3/16/2011 6:34:00 PM

    I am still on the journey to get five pounds down, then I'll use this in my maintenance plan.
NEVADASUE 3/14/2011 2:13:00 PM

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SEAGLASSQUEEN 3/14/2011 10:01:00 AM

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CONTESSA63 3/10/2011 5:43:00 AM

    thank you. i've been worried about maintaining.
IMNENA23 3/9/2011 9:20:00 AM

    I love it! I've set this as my goal also. If I gain 2or 3 pounds, I try to eat healthier. If I gain 4 pounds, I track everything on the nutrition tracker to keep me on track. It's working!
MSCRISPIN 3/7/2011 10:47:00 PM

    Excellent tip.
TERESAMARIE1959 3/7/2011 10:24:00 PM

    I think that is wonderful advice!

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