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Maintainers - how do you keep your head in the game?

LumberJacckLumberJacck Member Posts: 559 Member Member Posts: 559 Member
I'm just wondering if you do anything that helps keep your focus towards maintenance, and preventing gains. Are there any traditions, things you do, preventative methods etc that you do which help you stay at your current weight. I'd love to know of any.


  • dopeysmellydopeysmelly Member Posts: 1,411 Member Member Posts: 1,411 Member
    I'm still finding my way in maintenance for real, but I've had a "maintenance mindset" for a few months.

    I'm far more interested in my fitness goals now - joined the Y, already increasing the weights/switching around my workout every couple of weeks, plan my next workout while I'm doing my current one, planning on entering a 5K in July , focusing on building up muscle tone in both legs post-knee surgery, am scouting places for yoga classes.. And those are just the "targets" I have right now. The first time I run 2 miles non-stop I'm getting a running watch. I was always too heavy to run comfortably before, but now I struggle NOT to run (surgeon's orders)!

    In comparison, I use the food diary primarily to plan the next day's meals (it's just so efficient and makes preparing the family meals post-swim practice much easier), and making sure I get the nutrients I need. I also use the recipe builder to adapt recipes I've always done to increase the protein/fiber/healthy fats and reduce the refined starch and sugar, which I'm finding challenging and interesting.

    Honestly, watching the scale and calorie target is the basic metric which means it's possible for me to do the more interesting stuff.
  • dopeysmellydopeysmelly Member Posts: 1,411 Member Member Posts: 1,411 Member
    summer8it wrote: »
    [*] I enjoy and appreciate my body!

    Oh, yes. Definitely this!! It's not that I didn't love myself before, but now I'm actually amazed at how I look and what my body can do for me.
    edited October 2014
  • yoovieyoovie Member Posts: 17,261 Member Member Posts: 17,261 Member
    i make sure not to give it too much thought.
  • skyqueen6skyqueen6 Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
  • BlueBombersBlueBombers Member Posts: 4,112 Member Member Posts: 4,112 Member
    I've been maintaining since January. I have kept up the same routine as I had while I was losing (eating more mind you, less cardio and more weights) and logging everything. It's become a part of my everyday life.

    Also, I just have to look at one of my "before pics" when I was at my heaviest. That gives me enough motivation as I never ever want to get to that point again.
    edited October 2014
  • I_Will_End_YouI_Will_End_You Member Posts: 4,397 Member Member Posts: 4,397 Member
    I weigh myself regularly. If it seems to be going up, I cut back a little, if it's the same...I keep doing what I'm doing.
  • teagirlmediumteagirlmedium Member Posts: 679 Member Member Posts: 679 Member
    I have limited the amount of sweets I am allowed to buy every week. I have also limited the amount of money I can spend at fast food places. So I do not eat as much of the heavier foods I used to.
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