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csplattcsplatt Posts: 237Member Member Posts: 237Member Member
I am 2 lb to goal so starting to increase my calories. Moved from 1300 to 1400 today. I don’t get many steps in at work at all, so I am going to try slowly upping 1600 calories for maintenance at first, then take it from there. My clothes fit fantastic. I am just going to shave off 2 more lb so when I “gain” some non-fat scale weight in maintenance I won’t be so annoyed :)

Planning to start lifting weights for a little recomp soon.


  • zeejane03zeejane03 Posts: 879Member Member Posts: 879Member Member
    Welcome to the group, we're a pretty awesome bunch :# B)

    Sounds like you're approaching maintenance with a good plan in place!
    edited March 14
  • SCoil123SCoil123 Posts: 1,931Member Member Posts: 1,931Member Member
    I just transitioned to maintenance myself. I’m continuing my workouts for body composition and fitness. I gained 6lb the week I initially transitioned and almost panicked but it’s evened out now. I am at the top of my maintenance range but feeling good. Congratulations on reaching your goal
  • TavistockToadTavistockToad Posts: 35,353Member Member Posts: 35,353Member Member
    enjoy the extra calories
  • xbowhunterxbowhunter Posts: 372Member Member Posts: 372Member Member
    Been maintaining for a year now. :)

    Although I am up 5lbs I have recognized it and it's time to tighten up my food consumption to get back to normal. If I didn't monitor my weight it would not be pretty for me... lol
  • laurenhugs23laurenhugs23 Posts: 78Member Member Posts: 78Member Member
    Hi I'm new to maintenance too! I have bounced around my GW for the past 11 days. I eat more some days (1500 Cal) and still have 1200 calorie days. I don't want to eat at maintenance until my weight trend line app reaches my GW. It just gives me peace of mind, ya know? My weight fluctuates too much and I want it to feel solidified but I have no idea how long that will take. For now I read all the new maintenance posts to get my head there.
  • jan110144jan110144 Posts: 629Member, Premium Member Posts: 629Member, Premium Member
    Month 2 for me. I am finding that it is a challenge ... I clearly know more about losing weight than I do about maintaining.

    Had a particularly bad week last week. Cravings for the first time in MONTHS. Back on track a d trying to work through what was going on. Lots of variables ... bad cold/cough, poor sleep because of it, still continued exercise (although less), dipped below lower end of maintenance range, ...).

    This week I am going to really focus on eating enough and making the extra calories be quality food. Also, adding an extra recovery day mid-week. Bottom line, I am struggling to find a maintainable strategy. Good news is that cold is gone and I am feeling much better.
  • pierinifitnesspierinifitness Posts: 902Member, Premium Member Posts: 902Member, Premium Member
    I am now in maintenance and am learning that I’m no longer in “Army boot camp” with my training so am learning how to relax.
  • sijomialsijomial Posts: 14,153Member Member Posts: 14,153Member Member
    Nice plan OP - it's important for many to replace the weight loss goal with another goal to keep your focus while maintaining and recomp is a great ambition. Enjoy!
  • 12Sarah201512Sarah2015 Posts: 970Member Member Posts: 970Member Member
    2lb to go too. Feel free to add me
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