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Maintainers - how do you keep your head in the game?

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  • lindarotolindaroto Posts: 6Member, Premium Member Posts: 6Member, Premium Member
    ValGogo wrote: »
    how to keep head in game? Don't stop playing.

    Perfect!
  • JILLCLI4DJILLCLI4D Posts: 18Member Member Posts: 18Member Member
    Adequate sleep has helped me maintain my weight. Not 6 hours of sleep. I need 8 hours. I also eat small meals throughout the day, and I think that helps, too.
  • animalldyanimalldy Posts: 140Member Member Posts: 140Member Member
    Enjoying exercise and having it become a hobby, for me that is CrossFit. You'll quickly see a decrease in performance if your eating isn't going well. I've gone through periods of no logging, no weighing, no food restrictions, but exercise has been a staple and has allowed me to maintain within a reasonable range.
  • zoeysasha37zoeysasha37 Posts: 7,133Member Member Posts: 7,133Member Member
    Its become second nature to me now.
    I have a 5 lb weight range so as long as I stay within 5 lbs of 135.8 then I know I'm on track. I don't weigh myself daily anymore and I know what my portions should be. So in time, it really just becomes second nature. Its a habit now ,its part of my daily life for so long that I don't have to put much thought into it
  • robingmurphyrobingmurphy Posts: 275Member Member Posts: 275Member Member
    thorsmom01 wrote: »
    Its become second nature to me now.
    I have a 5 lb weight range so as long as I stay within 5 lbs of 135.8 then I know I'm on track. I don't weigh myself daily anymore and I know what my portions should be. So in time, it really just becomes second nature. Its a habit now ,its part of my daily life for so long that I don't have to put much thought into it

    135.8 is a very specific number to maintain a range around. How did you determine that point?
  • rlohman1010rlohman1010 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    I'm just wondering if you do anything that helps keep your focus towards maintenance, and preventing gains. Are there any traditions, things you do, preventative methods etc that you do which help you stay at your current weight. I'd love to know of any.

    Sweat every day
  • sociosegurosocioseguro Posts: 1,677Member Member Posts: 1,677Member Member
    srcurran wrote: »
    I had to mentally accept that there would be no "end" to the effort. It's for the rest of my life. Once that was firmly in my brain it seemed easier.

    +1
  • ginalove1960ginalove1960 Posts: 59Member Member Posts: 59Member Member
    I'm just wondering if you do anything that helps keep your focus towards maintenance, and preventing gains. Are there any traditions, things you do, preventative methods etc that you do which help you stay at your current weight. I'd love to know of any.
    I track my calories consistently every day, weigh myself and record every am, restrict calories to maintenance levels every day, aerobic exercise everyday, drink water exclusively everyday, eat nutritiously evey day, 3 meals per day with 1-2 snacks per day, eat breakfast every day, and drink plain, black coffee every day.
  • CrabNebulaCrabNebula Posts: 1,119Member Member Posts: 1,119Member Member
    I go take a good long look in the mirror.
  • RWClaryRWClary Posts: 192Member Member Posts: 192Member Member
    I set new, higher fitness goals, so where one journey ended, another began.
  • spzjlbspzjlb Posts: 580Member Member Posts: 580Member Member
    I dislike logging but after being a great logger for a year, I know that I am very good at estimating and eyeballing my calorie intake. So, I weigh myself daily to keep engaged, watch potion size, try to not get "too full" and I get in 30 min intense exercise every day. I find that the weigh-ins each morning then keep me mindful of what I eat throughout the day.
  • kjhandymartenskjhandymartens Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    BigGuy47 wrote: »
    I switched my goal from weight loss to fitness. Being over 50 I do strength training to improve my strength and reduce muscle loss. I think if my only goal was to lose weight, I would have stopped putting in the effort once I hit my goal.

    this is so key and is my mindset as well. Having a great base level of Fitness allows you to then go out and do things that were once hard, like going for walks, riding your bike to work, participating in sports and recreation. Everything gets easier once your fit and when your feeling good and having fun, its the best motivation to keep you going.
  • gracefitsmindgracefitsmind Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Hey! I hope this is relevant and admins please feel free to remove it not, but it might help you maintain your weight and keep your head in the game! I know how hard it can be, but if you are committed by participating in a study investigating mental and physical training (MAP), it might help you get out of bed!

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  • MelanieCN77MelanieCN77 Posts: 3,333Member Member Posts: 3,333Member Member
    I'm at 4 months maintaining and I know it's because I still log.
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