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2 hours ago, ms.sss said:

Edited to add: I double posted this in the Maintenance Thread cuz I thought it would be appropriate there...

OK, so I noticed a behavioural pattern in me that I sort of see in others as well, based on their posts/comments/etc that I have read.

So I remember when I was at 127 lbs I was of the opinion that I was way too small and was adamant I did not want to lose any more, and I wanted to maintain in the 125-130 range.

Then I got under 125. Something in me changed and I mentally switched my maintain range to 120-125.

During my attempts to transition into maintenance, I got under 120. Not surprisingly, my chosen maintain range became 115-120. If I got near too near 120, I would buckle down to get closer to 117.5

Fast forward to today and for some reason or another, I got under 115. I've been under 115 for about a month now. Now even though I am now 10-15 lbs below what I thought was too small way back then, I find myself getting lowkey concerned when I get closer to 115! I mean, for the past couple days I have been like 3-4 ounces within 115 and I find myself watching my food choices more closely.

Its as if each new 5 lbs loss increment becomes the new standard (despite it being intentional or not) that I have to defend.

Now don't get me wrong, I am very pleased with how I look and feel these days, and don't feel I need to lose nor gain any weight. Right now this is just an observation that *may* be a concern *if* I get under 110 or 105 (which honestly I think is very unlikely). I just sorta wonder sometimes if I would feel the need defend a 100-105 range if I ever got there?

I dunno. We'll cross that bridge if we ever come to it. In the meantime, whoo-hoo, LOL

I have done the exact same thing, just at higher weights then you. I totally get it !

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On 11/10/2019 at 8:50 AM, FluffyChix said:

Love your menu! Glad you're here posting with us!!!

Is this a maintenance menu or are you trying to come down within your window? Looks fabulous!!!

I eat mainly healthy. I balance it with not so healthy food days. If I have a slight gain, I eat my weight loss calories. Still maintaining my weight bounce up and down the scale.

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1373 calories 105 Protein 113 carbs 60 fats 38 sugar.


  • 1.5 cup Fat free cottage cheese
  • 2 oz Red grapefruit


  • 1 Ranch tuna packet
  • 3.3 oz Sugar snap peas
  • 3 oz Hummus

dinner ( Two sittings to get the amount of food in)

  • 5 slices turkey pepperoni
  • 10 each turkey meatballs
  • .3 Elephant garlic
  • 1 oz Onion
  • 3 oz Tri colored bel peppers
  • 2.3 oz Ready cut diced tomatoes
  • 5 oz Four cheese spaghetti sauce
  • 12 oz Zucchini noodles


  • 8 Hershey’s Mr. good bar minis

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