Category Archives: Maintaining Weight

Need Control

In January 2007, I reached my goal weight. I had to lose 58 pounds to get there. But, I did it. And, from that time until (around) April of 2013, I was able to maintain that number of (around) 174 … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Dealing With Challenges, Failure, Fears, Goals, Hanging With It, Honesty, Maintaining Weight, Mindless Eating, The Scale, Using Your Mind, Venting | Leave a comment

Ready To Crawl Up From Rock Bottom

On June 21, 2006, I attended my first Weight Watchers meeting. At that time, I weighed 232.4 pounds. (That was better than the 242 pounds that I weighed on April 21, 2003. But, I was still a tub of goo, … Continue reading

Posted in Couch Potatoism, Dealing With Challenges, Failure, Fears, Honesty, Injuries, Maintaining Weight, Mindless Eating, Venting, Weight Watchers | Leave a comment

How Many Calories Do You Need Each Day?

Denis Faye at Beachbody shared some information on this topic.  Here’s snip/summary of what he had to say: Basically how many calories per day are right for you: Sedentary lifestyle (desk job): Current weight in pounds x 12 = Maintenance … Continue reading

Posted in Diets, Maintaining Weight, Nutrition | Leave a comment

Holiday Weight Gain Study

Interesting info on this via the San Fran Gate – Despite what many people believe, the average adult gains only about 1 pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to a study from the New England Journal of Medicine. … Continue reading

Posted in Junk Food, Maintaining Weight, Mindless Eating | Leave a comment

Goals, Obstacles & Honesty

By just about every independent assessment I hear, I’m in good shape.  And, via the same sources, I’m in “great shape for someone my age” – although that speaks more towards the state of most people, today, by the time … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Body Comp, Dealing With Challenges, Failure, Goals, Honesty, Maintaining Weight, Mindless Eating, The Scale | Leave a comment

Rebound Fat

I just came across this report from a few months back – Some weight regain is common after weight loss, but in older women many of those regained pounds return as fat mass rather than muscle mass, according to a … Continue reading

Posted in Maintaining Weight | Leave a comment

How Others View Your Weight Loss

Yesterday, I saw someone who I know who has also recently lost a lot of weight. I am not sure how he did it – and I am not comfortable in asking him about it.  But, I suspect, from what … Continue reading

Posted in Maintaining Weight | Leave a comment

How To Maintain A Weight Loss

I was just reading an old Nutrition Action Healthletter that the National Weight Control Registry shared with me (with their one-year follow-up survey).  It’s an interview with Rena Wing where they talk about how people who lost weight kept it … Continue reading

Posted in CSPI, Maintaining Weight, Weight Control Registry, Weight Watchers | Leave a comment

The Fat Trap

If you haven’t already read Tara Parker-Pope’s feature in the New York Times Magazine entitled “The Fat Trap,” I highly recommend it.  Click here to check it out. Perhaps all those who have successfully maintained a weight loss are “results … Continue reading

Posted in Maintaining Weight, Obesity Epidemic | Leave a comment

Study: Fitness More Important Than Weight Changes

Via the Daily News – If you want to live longer, new research suggests that maintaining your level of fitness could add years to your life, regardless of whether or not you gain weight along the way. In new findings … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise, Feeling Fit, Maintaining Weight | Leave a comment

Is Your Body Trying To Reverse Your Weight Loss?

Via the L.A. Times – As if Americans needed any reminder that weight loss is hard and maintaining weight loss even harder, a study has found that for at least a year, subjects who shed weight on a low-calorie diet … Continue reading

Posted in Diets, Maintaining Weight | Leave a comment

Strategies For Long-Term Weight Loss Success

I saw this one at SparkPeople and thought it was spot-on perfect.  Here are their top strategies to keep the weight off for good: Get Moving and Stay Moving Being active is extremely important for keeping weight off—not to mention … Continue reading

Posted in Maintaining Weight, Weight Watchers | Leave a comment