Secrets of Success

Maintaining Your Goal Weight



I spoke with a woman who had lost weight & maintained for 30 years. She told me her secret was 5 pounds! Her goal was 115 so she lost down to 110. She then has 5 pounds to work with. If she gains a couple of pounds, she doesn't get concerned. When she gains 5, she works to lose that 5 by eating healthier then she had been. She's been successful doing this for 30 years!

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  • I love that idea. Will be doing this too. Thanks!!!
    emoticon emoticon - by JANIEWWJD
  • I have a good friend who has maintained her loss for 10+ years. She does the same, and makes sure she does a minimum of walking and drinking water as well. - by CHALLENGER15
  • I am currently 3.5 pounds UNDER my goal weight, which gives me the "wiggle room" I believe you are advocating. I believe I will still use my nutrition tracker. Keeps me honest and I am a bit addicted to Spark Points!
    emoticon - by MARYELLEN301
    This is how my husband maintains his weight. Funny I had to see it here on SparkPeople before I believed it! LOL emoticon - by NEFLBEE
  • Thanks for this. I like that you don't sweat the small stuff! - by WBERRY57
  • I will be using this tip also. Thank you! - by ARRO-YO
  • That is exactly what I did and have kept it off for almost 1 year! - by HOLLYM48
    great one! - by MARIOSBUTTERFLY
  • This, combined with weighing myself every morning is what works for me! This is how I have maintained my weight most of my life, and, it is part of what has allowed me to maintain this new weight for 1.5 years. - by FLOWINGWATER
    I LOVE IT!!! I've been worrying myself CRAZY about maintianing the 110lbs that I recently lost. The thought of being obese again TERRIFY me. But your advice has definitely helpped me. THANKS emoticon - by CARAMELCOUTURE
  • I am still on the journey to get five pounds down, then I'll use this in my maintenance plan. - by DESERTFLOWERG
  • emoticon - by NEVADASUE
  • thank you. i've been worried about maintaining. - by CONTESSA63
  • I love it! I've set this as my goal also. If I gain 2or 3 pounds, I try to eat healthier. If I gain 4 pounds, I track everything on the nutrition tracker to keep me on track. It's working! - by IMNENA23
    Excellent tip. - by MSCRISPIN
    I think that is wonderful advice! - by TERESAMARIE1959

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