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TANGOKATE Posts: 662
4/12/13 8:34 P


I think I have to eat as you suggested. I have been eating between 1500 and 2000 cals and it's not working. I'm on the rise and it's bugging me. Thanks so much for your advice and all the best to you!


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4/11/13 9:24 P

I mostly eat the same way as I was when in weight-loss mode. Back then, I gave myself permission to eat whatever I wanted one day in every two weeks. Since I reached my goal over 2 years ago, I have maintained, but basically adhering to my original rule, of one day in 2 weeks, altho' it is now one day in 1 week. Right way through tho' the two weeks might have been 3 weeks or 1 week - it balanced out, and the same with the frequency now. To accommodate this I have mostly eaten in the mid-range of calories. My weight had been very static until the last 4 months (husband passing away right on Xmas and mine and my grandson's recent birthdays.) But even then I haven't gained very much.


Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 4/12/2013 (20:51)
TANGOKATE Posts: 662
4/10/13 8:36 P

Thanks kindly, both of you for your words of reassurance. I needed that! emoticon

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4/10/13 5:22 P


Your calorie range, even for maintenance is based on many factors including calories burn--therefore, if your calories burn goal is set lower than what is listed you will want to manually change that number to better reflect your maintenance range. Also you want to make sure that your meals plans include protein and healthy fats--the reason, these foods help keep you fuller longer and many help you from indulging.

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4/10/13 11:24 A


It's going to take some time to find the right balance of food and exercise to maintain your loss. I'll say it. Maintaining isn't easy. 95% of all people who go on diets and lose weight regain all the weight plus extra. Why ? because they can't find the right balance to keep the weight off.

You're going to have to cut yourself a bit of slack when it comes to your goal weight. Give yourself some leeway. I have a range of roughly 2-3 pounds above or below. As long as I stay in that range, I'm okay. If I start creeping up, then I take a closer look at what I've been eating.

No one should be on a permanent diet. at some point, you're going to have to maintain the weight you've lost. This is where the hard work comes in. all the habits you adopted to take the weight off, you'll need to keep the weight off.

It's okay to indulge, but you don't want to make a habit of over indulging.

TANGOKATE Posts: 662
4/10/13 10:56 A

I know one meal doesn't make a difference. But I have reached maintenance and am having trouble staying put on my weight. I know factors such as water, bms etc change numbers. My maintenance calories are the same as my weight loss calories but I was concerned about continuing to lose weight so I have been eating in the higher end. Have been at this two weeks and am having trouble with the scale continuing to rise. Last night I ate over 3000 calories and have had several at 1800 or more. I am in the 1250 - 1550 or so range. Any suggestions??? I'm not panicking, just concerned as I am a person who looks at food and gains weight and right now I am not just lookin'. lol.

For the most part I don't sweat the small stuff, but the small stuff is seemingly getting out of control. lol. And I have come too far to sabotage myself.

Thanks so much!

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