10 Things to Maintain: #6 It's Not a Straight Line!

by Chris Miquel March 25, 2017

10 Things to Maintain: #6 It's Not a Straight Line!



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You’ve reached your goal weight! Congratulations!

Now to maintain it!

Guess what? It’s not a straight line. That’s the bad news.

But also.. Averages matter! That’s the good news.

Maintaining a weight loss doesn’t mean that a graph of your weight would result in a single straight line for eternity, where you weigh exactly the same number every time you step on a scale.

Fluctuation happens! It’s inevitable– so don’t beat yourself up too much!

Some days a few pounds higher, some days a few pounds lower.

When you settle into regular maintenance of a weight loss, you’ll find that the ups and downs can be infuriating. “I was perfect yesterday, why is my weight up 3 pounds??”

Who knows.

Bodies are strange – maybe you had some soy sauce on your sushi yesterday and the high salt content is causing you to retain water.

It happens.

Also, the opposite – “I binged last night – why did I lose 2 pounds?”

Nobody knows!

Neither one is the end of the world – in long-term weight management it’s all about trends!

What you will find over time is that

• the average of your weight management efforts will determine how you are maintaining.

• If you follow your plan, eat right and exercise, MOST of the time, you will stay within your desired range.

• If you only follow your plan when it’s convenient, you will see an upward trend on the scale.

• It’s all going to average out over time, and that’s why collecting data is so important.

Journaling, tracking your exercise, and weighing yourself regularly will allow you to build up a history and familiarity with your numbers, so that you know what works and what doesn’t to keep you in the range you want to be in.

Weight management – it’s a zone, not a number! 




Chris Miquel
Chris Miquel

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Chris is a serial entrepreneur, internet marketer, and founder of Get Your Fit Together who was an out of shape father who is finally Getting His Fit Together. He started the publication in hopes of empowering a Fitter, Healthier, and Happier You!

He has put together a few eBooks you can download directly through facebook messenger:

8 Fat Burning HIIT Workouts You Can Do Anywhere | The 8 Best Yoga Poses For Aching, Sore Muscles | 11 Top Secret Recipes That Rev Your Metabolism | 12 Easy Muscle Building Recipes Anyone Can Make | 14 Incredible Whole Food Meals The Whole Family Will Love | Turbocharge Your Muscle-Building Results With 14 Exercise Upgrades


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