here<- that said between 90 and 95 percent of people who lose weight are not able to maintain it long term. (Which isn't encouraging to people trying to lose weight).
For me, the weight loss was not a diet and didn't have an ending point. When I reached my goal weight back in February 2010 I continued to do the things that made me successful and upped my calories to maintenance levels. I have tracked my weight since I started, but once I got down to my goal weight the scale wasn't the best predictor of my progress because I was still toning up and trading fat for muscle.
So today I asked Austin, my trainer at A2O, to take measurements again. I feel like I have stayed the same weight while possibly doing a reverse swap of muscle for flab. Anyway, I weighed 182.7 which was 4 pounds less than before the Bear 100 and almost exactly the same as what I weighed when I first went to A2O, which I am happy about. The pinch test results have to be loaded into the computer to crunch the body fat percentage but I would expect that it stayed about the same as the last time. (I'll updated once he sends it to me).
My takeaway here is, find something you love to do for exercise and make it a lifelong activity so you too can be one of 5-10% that become a statistic. THE GOOD KIND!!