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Struggling with the decision to maintain

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I've never gotten to this point before. I got to my goal weight and then some. Would I love to lose more...absolutely! But I'm so scared I'll fall off the wagon before I try my hand at maintaining. That's what's always happened before. I lose a random amount of weight and then I fall back into bad habits. So my goal this time around was to just get to the maintenance stage. So here I am.

My problem is that I am still firmly set int he weight lose mentality. I am so scared to eat anymore calories because I have gained weight when I eat between 1200 and 1500 a day, so what is going to happen when I increase that number? If I don't increase then number then I'm really not in "maintenance" am I? I'm just still trying to lose weight.

Last night I looked at my calories for the day and realized I needed to eat something else so I had a 80 calorie brownie bliss bar made by weight watchers. It was a HUGE concession, and yet I was still too low in my calories, even after my work out.

Logically I know what I have to do. I want to start toning and gaining more muscle and I know I have to eat more to get the calories to do that my emotions say something different. Anyone with me on this?
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  • MTKLEIN1980
    Still struggling - I have decided to do both try to lose and maintain. I changed my settings to maintenance but lowered the minimum calories. I feel as long as I stay under my maximum in maintenance I should be fine but I should be trying to get lower. It's not a perfect system but I figured I give it a shot
    1834 days ago
    I've lowered my goal weight.... but I already getting nervous about this issue. I worry that it'll be an all or nothing type thing--either be crazy healthy/stringent with myself or being crazy lax.

    How are you doing now?
    1834 days ago
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    emoticon on meeting your goal!! emoticon with maintenance:)
    1849 days ago
  • BWITCH68
    How great that you have made your goal! Congrats! I'm still trying to get there but I understand your concern. Just maintain a healthy lifestyle and you'll be fine.
    1849 days ago
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