Secrets of Success

Weight Maintenance Secrets

The best tips and advice for life after weight loss. If you do not have a weight-loss goal, how do you maintain a healthy weight?

2

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Keeping the Weight Off

I have been in maintenance for a long time now. In my opinion, keeping the weight off is more challenging than losing it.

The first and most important thing is not considering it a diet while you are losing the weight. It is a commitment to live a healthy life from now on. You need to know...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

6

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

The end to yoyo weight



Last year when I began my weight loss journey, and had lost about 30 pounds, I stated to worry about when I got to my goal weight.
In the past when I would get to my goal weight, I would ultimately feel lost , not knowing what to do next and thus gaining back the weight eventually.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

4

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Weigh yourself every day to maintain your weight

Most of the time, I hear people say that you should only weigh yourself once a week. I have better luck with weighing myself every day, and here's why. When I first reached my goal weight, I continued to stay on the Spark People menu plan, but hard as it had been to reach my goal weight in the fir...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

19

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Effort leads to ease and relief - just give it time and keep learning!!

I'm writing this to those Sparkers who are overwhelmed by the many things to keep in mind to build a healthy lifestyle.
I agree, it looks like a lot!
But we don't have to do it all in one go.
Building a healthy habit requires effort, but once the habit is learned and becomes automatic, it ...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

2

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Log in that food

The secret to my success of keeping of 15 or more pounds for two years is to track my food when and where I can. It made all the difference. I was working out and still not losing weight and occasionally gaining a few pounds here and there. I found Spark people and began to log my food daily. It...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

2

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Weigh Daily

We hear a lot about the danger of weighing daily during weight loss because of natural fluctuations, but in maintenance, I find it beneficial to weigh every day. This way, several pounds cannot creep up and surprise me. If my weight goes above a certain number, I immediately take steps to bring it b...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

3

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Never never let yourself get too hungry & exercise every day

My secret to maintaining my weight is to always plan to eat at certain times so I'm never hungry. Getting over hungry not only makes me eat things that I shouldn't but sometimes gives me headaches. Also, plan exercise every day regardless even if it's only for a short time. I always exercise firs...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

3

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Finding the Right Mental Attitude

When I get on my scale daily or weekly , I want to have the right mental attitude ! I have never liked the scale , I have not thrown it across the room yet ! I hate stepping on it ! I remember being 60 to 70 lbs. heavier and I was not lifting weights either. I was FAT ONLY ! The scale g...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

16

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

What everyone should know about maintenance

How to maintain for life. No more going back and starting over.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

6

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

JUST DO IT

I had a surgery in which I almost lost my life. I just decided to work out one day. Then I change it up. For a few months I did wii, then crunchless abs, rowing, then belly dancing, then swimming, treadmill, p90x, military training. I figured out how to change utube vids into mp3s and have a bunch o...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Submit a Secret


See Another Category: Go

Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.