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How do you decide when to stop?

bear2303bear2303 Posts: 183Member Member Posts: 183Member Member
Im just curious as to when people have decided when they have reached a point where they are ready for maintenance? Or I guess how did you even set your original goal weight? Is it when you've hit a certain number on the scale? When you're no longer in an unhealthy BMI? When you're at a weight you've been previously and wanted to get back to?

For me i set my goal as a number that i thought was reasonable and maintainable for me but now that I'm here im tempted to try and lose another 10 lbs but not sure if pushing myself to that is worth it.
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  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Posts: 6,621Member, Premium Member Posts: 6,621Member, Premium Member
    I'm about half way through. I set a very rough goal based on the range I felt healthy at before. When I get close to it, I'll see how I feel emotionally, physically and what my doctor says. I'm sure there will be some bouncing around before I settle down.
  • ellie117ellie117 Posts: 171Member Member Posts: 171Member Member
    Joining this thread as I too would like to hear from people with experience entering maintenance - I'm about 15-20lbs from my weight goal so I've been thinking about what maintenance will look like next year.
    edited October 29
  • neugebauer52neugebauer52 Posts: 986Member Member Posts: 986Member Member
    Initially MFP did all the necessary calculations and suggested my daily calorie consumption. I chose the macros which are ideal for my daily meal plan. I do set myself mini goals: 5 kg weight loss at a time. So far so good, 575 days later and 43 kg lost but lots more to go. I'll think about that question again sometimes in late 2020 / early 2021.
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Posts: 2,584Member Member Posts: 2,584Member Member
    Are you still losing easily or are you getting very hungry when you drop calories? How comfortable will you be with maintenance calories now vs. 10 pounds less? Just more things to consider.
    I’m seriously thinking about setting my ultimate goal at the point where maintenance is 1600 calories because that is what I can eat easily and happily long term.
  • Melolson14Melolson14 Posts: 79Member Member Posts: 79Member Member
    I started at 192.4lbs
    CW - 171.4
    I’m going to maintain this weight for a few months then start losing again.
    I’m thinking I could still try to loss so in my middle sections .
    I’m thinking I need to weigh myself every day to keep me on track.
    Do you weigh yourself everyday or what do you do?
    I’m up for ideas.
  • bear2303bear2303 Posts: 183Member Member Posts: 183Member Member
    I stopped when I reached a point where I was happy with my food intake, and couldn't afford to replace my wardrobe again!

    Omg this!!!! Part of the reason i don't want to push to lose another 10 is the fact that all the clothes i bought are for the weight i am now! and i'm short so if i drop another 10 pounds all my clothes won't fit me.
  • babyluthibabyluthi Posts: 224Member Member Posts: 224Member Member
    Melolson14 wrote: »
    I started at 192.4lbs
    CW - 171.4
    I’m going to maintain this weight for a few months then start losing again.
    I’m thinking I could still try to loss so in my middle sections .
    I’m thinking I need to weigh myself every day to keep me on track.
    Do you weigh yourself everyday or what do you do?
    I’m up for ideas.

    weigh daily, use the free Libra app to track your trends :)

  • kenrodz422kenrodz422 Posts: 10Member Member Posts: 10Member Member
    I definitely agree with the folks stating that the mirror is the ultimate test of satisfaction. I use the scale for a bit of motivation since I just joined the MFP familia and got back on the Focus T25 video workouts.

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  • Jezreel12Jezreel12 Posts: 245Member Member Posts: 245Member Member
    I will stop when I see my face creases showing up lol
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