(Closed) Lost the weight, now I need to maintain…

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

First off, congrats on losing the weight! I know it’s not always easy. I don’t really have a lot of advice for maintaining your weight but are you working out at all? Maybe you could try bumping it up to what they recommended for the calories, but throwing in some cardio 2-3x a week. I’ve been eating what I normally do (including burgers…even though I shouldn’t!) & working out and I’ve started noticing a harder tummy. This may or may not work for you.

Hopefully other Bee’s will have better advice for you…but once again, congrats on losing the weight!!! 🙂

Post # 4
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Since you are used to eating around 1500 calories or so, i’d just eat 1500 a day and not feel badly about having a treat here and there. If i caught myself losing weight, though, i’d add another snack to my daily intake. I lost the last 5 post-wedding pounds recently ( i had put on 10 last july) and have been eating a goal of 1500 calories a day and not feeling guilty when i do decide to have a glass of wine or a frozen custard here and there. I still weigh my goal weight. But, when you say “diet” are you eating rabbit food? Or have you just switched from a not-so-healthy diet to healthier foods? you may just find that 130 is easy to maintain if you are now eating healthy versus junk.

Post # 5
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1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I know many people will not like what I will say, but it has worked for me for years now. After I achieved my weight goal, I stepped on the scale every day. Continued the healthy eating and exercising, but with a little bit more calories. If I put on one pound, I’d be a bit more careful about the calories – it’s way easier working on losing 1 pound than waiting to have 5 pounds to lose… 🙂

Congrats on achieving your goals!!

Post # 6
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I weigh myself every day, too! When i see the # go up, it is a visual reminder to just not indulge that day. Even if I *know* the weight is water weight or food retention or whatever. It’s just a good reminder that that number can go up

Post # 8
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2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Thanks for posting, this is something I need to work on as well. Congrats greenleaf on losing the weight!

Post # 9
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Congrats on the weight loss!

I wouldn’t worry about increasing your calories a bit.  You are not looking to lose weight anymore so you don’t need to cut your calories.  It is 500 calories less a day to lose a pound.  I would keep exercising but not going crazy and increasing your calories a bit so you aren’t depriving yourself.

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