Weight Range Mantenance Plan

- POSTED ON: Oct 02, 2017


I created a Weight Range Maintenance Chart
in order to make my maintenance weight goals clearly visible. 
This is my Current Chart. 


Here is a scale photo of my current weight. 

I have been successfully maintaining a very large weight-loss for many years.  You can find my history in the ABOUT ME section which contains a great many links to detailed weight and calorie charts.

I reached my goal weight of 115 pounds in January 2006, and since that time I’ve been making ongoing, consistent, diligent efforts to maintain my weight near that number.







I work to keep my weight within a certain number range, rather than at an individual “goal weight” number. 

I find this necessary because my body has frequent large weight bounces due to salt/water/waste issues. 

Despite my best efforts, during any one-month period, my daily weight tends to bounce back and forth inside a 5 to 8 pound range.

For the past 12 years, I’ve been able to keep these bounces between 115 and 135 pounds. 

On occasion however, my weight has BRIEFLY been as much as 10 pounds below and 5 pounds above that basic bounce range.

The yearly weight chart posted here shows my very lowest yearly weight during each of the past 12 years.


In order to demonstrate that the increases in these yearly lowest weights were NOT due to periods of inattention or a lack of effort, I’m also posting a corresponding yearly calorie chart showing my average daily calories during each of these passing years. 

I’ll be writing more about this issue in an further article on the subject of Biological Adaptation to Weight Loss and Maintenance.


My current Weight Range Maintenance Chart shown at the top of this article is a modification and simplification of this previous chart. 

During my 12 year maintenance period, although I’ve kept the Basic weight-range maintenance chart format, I’ve made several modifications to it.

If interested, you can read about it in the following articles.

Setting a Goal Weight Range
Change in my Weight Range Maintenance Plan
Weight Range Maintenance Plan Changes Again

You can also find further charts and detailed information about my weights and my food intake in the BLOG CATEGORY Status Updates.


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On Oct 02, 2017 dianne0007 wrote:
Always sooooo very interesting to me to see the hard numbers. I also have adjusted my maintenance range since I am now 3+ years into that time. I find that I can relax some, not totally, I must be mindful to never relax so much that I go back to that place. But I can eat what I want and maintain in a range that is better defining me.


On Oct 02, 2017 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Dianne, you are doing really, really well in Maintenance. I love that you've found a way of eating that you like which works for you. And that you are able to engage in an exercise activity that you enjoy. I was 61 during most of my weight-loss phase, (9/2004 thru 1/2006) and at that time I was still working full time in my legal practice, and spent 1 hr + 5 days a week walking on my Treadmill. My activity level dropped a great deal when I retired at age 62, and around 2010, I had to give up most of my walking exercise activity due to an old leg/hip injury. The activity change had some effect on the weight/calorie issue, but not to the degree that occurred. I've another article in the works about these numbers as they seem to fit into current Theories of Biological Adaptation to Weight-Loss and Maintenance.

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