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10 days till Christmas and 34 days till the Cruise.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

So I haven't been that good with my eating the last couple of days and I am not happy. So I have to really step it up with my workouts and eating right for the next couple of weeks if I am going to get down to the weight that I want before the cruise.

I joined two new teams in hopes to add aditional challenges to my daily workout. We will see how it goes.

I have also thought about what is going to happen once I reach my goal weight am I still going to want to track daily and be on SP daily? I really don't know. There is a part of me that would like to stop tracking what I am eating because I know at this point what is in things, but on the other side, I really enjoy tracking and the reassurance that I am eating well. What would you do?
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  • JTK131
    I have wondered that myself, will I need to track in order to actually maintain? If I stop tracking everything will I be able to stop myself from reverting back to the bad habits that got me to this point in the first place? I think maybe stopping slowly will be helpful, you can see how you do without the site, but still track here and there to keep you on track. Good luck!!
    4195 days ago
  • SEPPIESUSAN
    I've never actually gotten to that point. Every time I've gotten close to my weight goal I've always set a new lower goal and/or gained all the weight back. I know that eventually I will find a goal that I can actually reach though, and once I do, I will need to maintain it by continuing to use SP just as rigorously as I do to lose weight, at least at first. I will track my food, but at a higher calorie level. Maintanence seems so hard to me because you still have to work, but the excitement and novelty are gone quick. Good luck!
    4199 days ago
  • SUPERSNAZZ
    Good for you for making adjustments to your plan (adjusting eating and workouts, joining two new teams).

    You're absolutely right to be thinking of the future and reaching your goal weight. Personally, I would continue using SP, but update your information to reflect maintaining a certain weight range, rather than losing a certain weight. Your nutrition plan will adjust to reflect these changes. Track your food and eat within these ranges for a few months to get used to it; eventually you will be able to wean yourself from SparkPeople.

    One thing I noticed with maintaining weight is that you have to eat MORE than you're used to when you're losing weight. This took me a while to adopt.

    Best of luck with your journey! :-)
    4199 days ago
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