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I have found since reaching my goal weight of 125, that if you add more protein, work out with weights at least 3 times per week and get aerobics in (30 minutes) two to three times per week, get 6 to 8 glasses of water, and increase your calories to somewhere between 1500 and 1800 and meet your protein, fat, and carb requirements, it is easy to maintain your weight.
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My weight had stayed stable for over a year, and I did start to get lax. Eating a bit more on a regular basis, and not weighing myself regularly. In fact I started to feel reluctant about weighing myself (touch of the ostrich, this is a real red light!) Result, I put on 3 kilos. Not so much you say, but it just wouldn't have happened if I'd kept up with the weigh ins and acted. Don't make the same mistake as me.
The best thing I did for maintenance was to get rid of all my old clothes. I did wear them loose for a while but then when I started buying new clothes I got rid of them and never looked back. I had lost weight before and kept the old clothes and ended up having to wear them again. I think not wanting to spend the money buying big clothes is a great motivator.
There is always food being brought in to the office and in Dec. it is even worse. I have found I can resist the temptation by having a constant reminder why I am passing by those cookies or chocolate. I have a snorkling trip planned for Mar. '13 and I also know if I start eating alot of unhealthy food it will effect my gall bladder. It is just a matter of remembering that when I am tempted. I do allow myself a treat once in a while but then it is strictly limited only 2 pieces no exceptions!
1. Weekly Friday weigh in. 5lbs up means I go into cut back mode