I was looking for some tips or help. In about a month I am going to go in maintenance mode (part 1 of 2). I have currently lost 40 lbs this past year (I have 30 more to go, with hoping to lose 5 in the month of May-- going slow and steady as possible). I work in a school and the school year provides me a lot of structure and ability to stay on task to losing weight. The school year is ending, and I will be on more flexible scheduling. In the past, summer has been a downfall where I lost weight for a trip or some event and then after the trip I would have a hard time jumping back into the routine of it all. I am wanting to treat this summer as a test to be able to maintain during this time instead of actively trying to keep losing. 1- to see if I can maintain during a time period of less structure and 2- to give myself a "break" from the lose mentalilty and switch to the daily life maintaininng and get use to a forever healthy life style thinking and not just I lost the weight and now I dont have to worry . (I am really hoping this makes sense).
I would appreciate any tips or advice you have about making the jump from trying to lose weight to maintaining. I really want to make this a life change and not just a temporary change when this is all said and done. I appreciate the feedback and help.