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I used to have trouble staying on track and came to realize that it typically was when I didn't have the right foods in the house. Make sure you always stay well stocked with healthy nutritious foods that are easy to prepare. I keep a list of "essentials" and have it with me when I goto the store.
I have successfully maintained my weight for 13 years simply by being human at times. 2 days a month I let myself eat or drink whatever I want. I don't miss the way i looked as a 2x 13 years ago but I enjoy eating occasionally like I did when I was fat.
I admire the spark members who are able to stay on track without tracking their food. It is I guess reserved to a small select group which I don't belong to. I don't like tracking but the times I have been successful I have. So once a week I take the time to plan it all in advance! It works for me!
Eternal vigilance means that I track my food, my exercise and my weight daily. But when you're no longer losing, you're no longer getting external compliments: others take the slim you for granted. That's when the positive self-talk and small rewards (bribes?) become key to weight maintenance!
When you bring in your fresh veggies take a few minutes to prep them right then and there! If you have a lovely tupperware full of cut up carrots, celery, cucumbers, etc. you will be more likely to reach for them and dip them in the hummus rather than the chips!! Smiley FACE!