sellis2844 wrote: »
How do we know what an appropriate # of calories is when we are ready to start “maintaining”???
sunrise611 wrote: »
I agree that weighing yourself daily -- at the same time every day, preferably first thing in the morning -- is one of the keys to success.
cygarza80 wrote: »
I, too need help. I know it's been a month since I went back on my journey, and I want to know how to maintain mine. I started at 234 lbs, then being a woman who still goes through "time of the month", I pretty much ended the month of July with a 4 lb. gain. I am starting to learn to watch my portions, drink lots of water, and I recently added exercise to my journey (before I couldn't because of my hectic work schedule). I too need answers; how are you maintaining your goals? What do you do when you get distracted by life outside your goals? What do you do when you hit a plateau?
AliAppleLover wrote: »
- Repetition! There are only 5 breakfast recipes I typically make - overnight oats, eggs, oatmeal, fruit and yogurt, smoothie bowls - and while I usually switch up the fruit and flavors pending what's in season, because I eat these things so frequently, I can easily whip together a breakfast that's right for my desired caloric intake that day. I have the same thing every day for lunch (salad with roasted veggies, lean protein, and vinaigrette), and I have a list of about 20 unprocessed, meatless meals that my husband and I make for dinner, pending what we're in the mood for or how much time we want to spend cooking (ranging from cauliflower crust pizza to Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes to falafel and hummus bowls). I'm actually thee opposite to most people here - in my 'normal' day to day I have so much repetition, I don't need to log. However, when I travel or have a weekend meal out, that's when I bust out MFP to make sure I'm not over indulging.
SummerSkier wrote: »
As a lifelong yo yo er of say 20-30 pounds I have been maintaining now for about 2 and a half years. I was thinking about what is different "this" time as about the 3 year mark is probably where the curve has always started to climb again in the past. I "think" what is different is that we have so many MANY more tools available to us these days than we did say in the 70's, 80's, and 90's. There is of course this website MFP, but the fitness trackers are so much MORE improved and the information out there on food composition is so much more available to us. Id like to think that all of those tools will help me make this the last yo.....
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