Hit my goal weight..

I lost the 5lbs I was hoping to, and now I need motivation to stay at this weight. I'm a big yo-yo'er in weight, and just want to stick at this weight. Any words of advice??


  • Smiley_Emi123
    Smiley_Emi123 Posts: 99 Member
    Find out your estimated daily caloric need, keep it that way for a full week. If you lost or gained than adjust until you find your daily caloric intake :)
  • kaetmarie
    kaetmarie Posts: 668 Member
    First of all, congratulations! Second of all -- keep up your new habits, the ones that helped you lose the weight rather than going back to your old habits.
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,811 Member
    edited March 2015
    Replace your weight loss goal with other goals - maintenance isn't the end, just a new beginning.
    Citius, altius, fortius and all that!
  • kdhith
    kdhith Posts: 43 Member
    Agreed! Focus on a lifestyle change-good habits in food choices and exercise opportunities.
  • mscheftg
    mscheftg Posts: 485 Member
    I lost the 5lbs I was hoping to, and now I need motivation to stay at this weight. I'm a big yo-yo'er in weight, and just want to stick at this weight. Any words of advice??

    When you say that you're a big "yo-yo'er in weight," what is the range? It is completely normal for weight to fluctuate from day to day or week to week. It will be extremely difficult to keep your weight exactly the same each day because diet and activity level change daily, so you might find that you weigh .5 pound heavier one day. That's OKAY.

    I saw on your profile that you're looking to be more fit. Make goals for what that looks like and make a plan. Make sure that eating to feed your body is part of it.
  • gothchiq
    gothchiq Posts: 4,592 Member
    make sure to continue logging. That's the only way I know to maintain. It's worth the effort!
  • ToddPa12
    ToddPa12 Posts: 61 Member

    I guess the first part to answer is if you plan on continuing any type of exercise/fitness routine? you can slowly bring up your calorie intake to see where your sustaining point will be, but as another person stated, expect to have some fluctuation from week to week as there are so many variables that play into your weight. Can you be happy with a 2 lb or less gain/loss every week?
    Try to look at what has worked for you now and plan on sticking with it for the most part, again, depending on your exercise/fitness routine.

    Good luck!
  • ryanhorn
    ryanhorn Posts: 355 Member
    First off, congratulations!

    I would recommend continuing your same exercise/fitness routine and eating habits you've developed along this journey that's gotten you here. Continue to weigh in regularly, and make adjustments if your weight ends up going too far in one direction or the other.

    If you've been logging, I would suggest continuing for a few more weeks just to make everything is going well; however, unlike some of the posters above, I would actually recommend taking a week or two and seeing how your weight reacts when you spend a little bit of time without logging. You can always come back to it, but I think the biggest thing about maintenance is finding a way to do things that lasts for the rest of your life.

    Good luck!
  • Roxiegirl2008
    Roxiegirl2008 Posts: 756 Member
    Congrats. That is a great feeling.

    I have to log or I will get way off track. I know some can go without however I am a very visual person so to see what I am eating helps me the most. I have not changed my workouts at all.