(Closed) How do you maintain your weight?!

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
12248 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I weigh myself every day! I like to keep myself in the range between 124 and 127! If I hit 128, it’s time to cut back.

Post # 4
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Losing weight and maintaining has to be a lifestyle change. It sounds like you did really really well for a amount of time. Once you lost you went back to your old ways. That is very unhealthy. You need to find motivation to stick with it. Good Luck

Post # 5
38 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

Don’t take what your seamstress said to heart. Your health is more important than a dress. Like what lindsey k said, it’s a lifestyle change and you need to continue working out regularly and eating clean. Unfortunately, cravings might continue… it depends on the person. Allow yourself a cheat meal every week to help with that but don’t go overboard. Yes, it IS hard, but you’ve been great so far. Do this for yourself and for your Fiance. He will want you to be healthy and happy as well!

Post # 6
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I came on this thread looking for tips…but anyway I heard on the radio the other day someone speaking about weight and weight management.  The guy said weighing yourself about 1x a week is really good to help with maintaining.  As pp said, if you said person goes above their normal range then cut back.  But he also warned against weighing every day because it can drive you nuts.

He said weigh yourself same time every morning.

Post # 7
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

After I had my son, I dropped the 32 lbs I’d gained during pregnancy with nursing, Pilates, and cutting out sugar and processed foods and eventually I got down to pre-pregnancy weight of 124. I’ve been able to maintain by keeping up my work outs 4x/week, trying to eat healthy filling meals so I’m not tempted to snack on candy and chips during the day, and I give myself one splurge day every week where I can eat anything I want for that 24 hours. It gives me something to look forward to if I’m good during the week! 

Post # 8
5001 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t count calories but I eat a lot of the same foods every day so I probably end up within a pretty tight range of calories/day. I weigh myself maybe once a week or so, but I don’t have a specific day or time I do it. I also exercise daily and do similar exercises every week, so again my calorie burn is in a pretty tight range. I do allow myself treats, usually a popscicle or serving of candy, nothing crazy. I think if you have “cheat days” or exercise sporadically, it would be hard to maintain a stable weight.

Post # 9
2961 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I LOVE to eat. So I calorie cycle. On “high” calorie days (usually once per week) I eat 3000 calories or more. And regular exercise, at least 5 or 6 days per week. I try to do kettlebells at least twice a week as that burns 600 calories in 30 minutes

Post # 10
2822 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I lost 40 pounds & I’ve been able to keep it off for over a year. I continue to keep my exercise routine of working out 4 times per week & making healthier food choices. If I know I am going out with friends and I’m going to splurge (couple alcoholic beverages & shared apps), I make sure I get a good work out in that day. It’s definitely a lifestyle change & you have to make sure you don’t fall back into the unhealthy decisons you made before all the weight loss, good luck! 🙂

Post # 11
8392 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I didn’t really change my eating habits after I stopped “trying” to lose weight. I’m more lenient about having a snack or stopping for ice cream once in a while, but for the most part I eat the same. I do exercise a bit less though.

Post # 12
467 posts
Helper bee

@Westwood:  +1

Its really about finding a diet that will work for you in the long term without feeling like a diet.  I’ve tried a lot of diets, and I could never stick to one for a long time.  My SO was looking to loose weight, and I was looking to maintain and we ended up deciding on a (partially) meatless diet.  5 days a week we eat only veggies and fish.  No desserts, nothing fried, nothing unhealthy.  The other two days are our cheat days.  We can eat meat and/or have desert (generally this is on the weekend.)  Its leinient enough that we can both stick to it while feeling satisfied and are happy with our cheat as our bad day.  Sometimes, we even forget to do any cheat days in a week.  My SO has lost some significant weight, and while I was just trying not to get heavier, I lost weight too.  I don’t feel deprived and I don’t count calories.  There are no crazy food restrictions.  We’ve been on the new eating plan since January with no slips, and staying on it hasn’t been difficult at all.  I honestly feel that I don’t ever want to switch back to eating meat everyday.  (For me, this was a MAJOR source of calories as I never really ate processed food.)  My mother has been maintaining her weight like this for several years after losing around 30lbs.

I think people fail at long term weightloss because they make it too hard on themselves.  No one is going to stick to a diet that makes them give up all their favorite foods!  Life is too short never to eat pizza or an ice cream sunday again.  Any lifestyle choice that severely restricts what you can eat on a permanent basis is not toing to work.  Instead think about what you like to eat that is healthy, focus on making that the core of your nutrition plan things you like, and give yourself some wiggle room.  Eat your pizza and cheese cake tonight, enjoy it, and then eat a healthy salad tomorrow! 

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