Tags: maintenance


getting back on track

So I had my weekly weigh-in Friday after 5 weeks of being on maintenance and it was just not pretty. I gained a little over 2 pounds after gaining a pound the week before and am now more than 3 pounds over my goal weight. I honestly hit a bit of a wall when I started maintenance, and by that, I mean I didn't even try maintaining. I just got lazy I guess. I wasn't tracking, wasn't really watching it at all.

Well, old habits creeped back in and I found myself eating fries, donuts, ordering mayo on sandwiches, all that crap. My weight went up and down a bit the first few weeks, but my steady gains over the last two kinda gave me a wake-up call and I realized I HAVE TO TRACK EVEN IF I HATE IT lol. So I finally got back on course yesterday and started doing it again. I really want to succeed at this and I can't afford to gain back the 20lbs I've worked so hard to lose!


Hey all, I've come to you tonight basically looking for some inspiration, tips, guidance...whatever. After reaching goal a few weeks ago and entering my maintanance phase, I completely fell off the WW wagon last night and today. Last night involved calamari, beer, half a pizza, and ice cream, and today involved major overeating at a family bbq. I'm so upset with myself...it's like every good habit I've developed went out the window. I came home after the bbq today and told myself that at least if I wrote down everything from the past 2 days I would feel better and accountable for it. Well, I did and I didn't even get through half of last night's dinner before I realized I have no weeklies left, so then I felt even worse. I have a vacation coming up in a few days (going to San Diego for a week) and I'm so worried I'm going to pig out and have no control. My friends and I are real good at buying those throw-away foam coolers and filling it with healthy stuff to make sandwiches, etc for our trips to theme parks and such, but obviously, fast food and other goodies will be part of the mix as well. Help! I don't wanna ruin all my progress.

ww goal weight vs. personal goal

I've seen many people say they met their ww goal and now are working on their personal goal. What do you mean by that?

Does that mean I could make my WW goal weight 145 and maintain for 6 weeks to make lifetime and then work to lose 5 to hit my personal goal of 140?

I know on maintenence you had to be within 2 lbs of goal so that is what I'm assuming.



I just joined today and happy to find this community! I have been on WW since October and have had much success. I am 32, live in KC and 5'7". My starting weight was 153.6 and I'm now at 130.6.

The problem I'm having is 'accepting' the mindset of maintaining or even gaining. I have been so focused on losing each week that now I am still 6 lbs under my goal weight. I obviously got into a 'routine' of what was working and now I'm scared to change and add more points. I'm afraid that the lbs will come back two fold and really fast.

Has this happened to anyone else after/during maintenance...?