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I reached my first goal of 145 last summer. I have managed to maintain within 4-5 pounds since then. My secret is: I step on the scale every morning to make sure I am not letting the weight slip up on me. If it looks like I'm gaining, I can refocus on my food and exercise.

- Submitted by QUADCMOM 5/22/2010 in Weight Maintenance | 9 Comments
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ALISONCHRISTIAN 8/1/2013 8:42:00 PM

    This is the key to success for me too!
JDADDIONE 7/20/2011 8:46:00 PM

    I agree that this helps, but I had to stop doing this because I became obsessive. My husband hid the scale 1 year ago. I am not sure if I gained or lost any weight, but I know that my clothes fit the same as they had since I lost weight.
CLAIREMC65 10/3/2010 9:20:00 PM

    Dr. Oz agrees with you. He says to weigh every day.
FABNIKITA 8/9/2010 5:12:00 PM

    This sounds like a great strategy for my upcoming vacation. It will hold me accountable to my maintenance goal
KATYBUG48 5/28/2010 11:23:00 AM

    Thanks. I'm almost there and need to keep at it to not gain the weight back.
POKIEFUZZBUCKET 5/24/2010 5:07:00 PM

    I do the same thing as well!
BURSZOO 5/24/2010 12:25:00 PM

    I totally agree! I had weight loss surgery in 1997 and have done this since - along with recording it on a calendar. There have been a few times (like now) that my weight has gotten beyond what I consider acceptable and I've had to refocus. It has also helped me pin point what types of food (soda is a HUGE culprit) and exercise (walking for about 20 minutes a day) really affect my weight. Many people disagree with a daily weigh-in, but it is nice to know that there are also many people out there that see the benefit of it! Thanks for sharing!
NANFACEMIRE1 5/22/2010 8:32:00 AM

    I do the same thing. I maintained for approximately 8 years by doing WW and just recently I decided to lower my goal weight to 6 lbs less. I got on SP and was motivated and now I have emoticon . I weigh each day like you and that is what works for me.
TASCHACLARK 5/22/2010 8:15:00 AM

    I do the same thing.. some people don't think you should weigh yourself everyday. I do think it helps me stay on track..

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