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Old Fri, Feb-02-18, 13:17
Jonahsafta Jonahsafta is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 248/151/148 Female 69 inches
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Progress: 97%
Location: Las Vegas
Default Hello??????

Any maintainers around?
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Old Fri, Feb-02-18, 13:28
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Plan: Banting
Stats: 302/189/190 Male 175cm
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Progress: 101%
Location: New Zealand
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Sort of. 2017 was my first year of maintenance, and it went well for about 8 months before a few pounds of slippage crept back in. Currently working on shaking said slippage back off again.
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Old Fri, Feb-02-18, 13:29
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Plan: ~25NC/IF
Stats: 342.2/003.4/000 Male 72 inches
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Progress: 99%
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What do you mean by "maintainers" ?

Maintain a specific body weight over time x?
Maintain a specific way of eating?
Maintain a positive attitude?

If answer yes to all three or even one of above then, Yes there are plenty of maintainers here
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Old Fri, Feb-02-18, 14:59
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Maintaining
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Plan: LCHF~Still Maintaining
Stats: 000/000/000 Female 62 inches
BF:22%
Progress: 100%
Location: Nevada Desert, USA
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Hi,
If you mean maintaining weight loss, there are quite a number of us here doing what we call M. It could be trying to stabilize at a lower weight before trying to lose more or just maintain the loss we have.

I see you already know Just Jo. Just about the best cheerleader around.

Drop by a few journals and say hello. You'll get more of a feel for the Maintainers here in the forum.

Good for you and all your success.
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Old Fri, Feb-02-18, 17:49
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cotonpal cotonpal is offline
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Plan: very low carb real food
Stats: 245/128/135 Female 62
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Progress: 106%
Location: Vermont
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I'm not a big fan of the term "maintainer". I simply continue to eat a healthy (real food) low carb diet, not much different from when I was losing weight. As long as I keep net carbs under 20g per day I don't gain weight. I have found a healthy way to eat and I stick with it. For me it's as easy as that.

Jean
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Old Fri, Feb-02-18, 20:36
Jonahsafta Jonahsafta is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 248/151/148 Female 69 inches
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Thank you for your replies...I am of need of maintainers support and victories and struggles
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Old Sun, Feb-04-18, 20:30
Jonahsafta Jonahsafta is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 248/151/148 Female 69 inches
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Progress: 97%
Location: Las Vegas
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Maintenance to me means stabilize my eating and exercise...and that usually translates to weight.....I love the term "maintainers" because FOR ME IT NOTES: consistent and steady eating and exercise......
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Old Mon, Feb-05-18, 07:26
Enomarb Enomarb is offline
MAINTAINING ON CALP
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Plan: CALP/CAHHP
Stats: 180/130/150 Female 65 in
BF:
Progress: 167%
Location: usa
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hi Deborah-
yes, still here going on 15 years. Amazing. Maintaining is the slog of just doing the work. Consistency, yes. Just how I am . And how are YOU doing???
E
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Old Mon, Feb-05-18, 20:24
Jonahsafta Jonahsafta is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 248/151/148 Female 69 inches
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Location: Las Vegas
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Eno...you nailed it!!!!! I am more struggling with life than eating...but the truth is I have not been focused.....
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Old Tue, Feb-06-18, 05:13
Enomarb Enomarb is offline
MAINTAINING ON CALP
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Plan: CALP/CAHHP
Stats: 180/130/150 Female 65 in
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so what's happening???
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Old Wed, Feb-07-18, 08:47
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Plan: My own - < 30 net carbs
Stats: 440/205/210 Male 5' 11"
BF:Energy Unleashed
Progress: 102%
Location: Central Virginia - USA
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Originally Posted by Grav
Sort of. 2017 was my first year of maintenance, and it went well for about 8 months before a few pounds of slippage crept back in. Currently working on shaking said slippage back off again.

DITTO. My weight bounce peaked last September - 25 pounds over my low a year earlier. Since then I've slowly taken 10 of those pounds back off. I'm still working this WOE. Still looking for the right balance between being OCD/Nose to the grindstone about my eating vs. lightening up just a little bit and living my life. There are lines that I cannot cross if I want to remain weight stable. Last summer I crossed over a few of those lines. It wasn't cheating. It was just a few too many carbs which lead to more unhelpful behaviors. Anyway, I'm back on the right side of those lines again and hope to stay here.
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Old Fri, Feb-09-18, 12:07
Jonahsafta Jonahsafta is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 248/151/148 Female 69 inches
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Progress: 97%
Location: Las Vegas
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It's good to know I'm not the only one......slippage is NOT my friend......I am trying to recommit to regular exercise....trying is not DOING
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