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What did YOU eat today to maintain? 24th March- 24th May.


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As discussed with raspberryrose, we are creating this thread for those who would like the decision as to whether or not they  count their calories rigidly, and also want to be able to post exercise. Each thread has its benefits as people have different approaches, so now there is a thread for both and you can chose which one suits you.

However there are still rules for posting here-

1. You must be maintaining a healthy bmi to post here.

2. No pro-ana meal plans or posts.

3. No personal attacks or hurtful comments about others and/or their meal plans.

4. No obvious over-exercising or under-eating

Remember, maintaince is a long term goal, so you mustn't feel the need to always restrict yourself, it's about learning to get a good balance. Treats are good!

So, we are looking forward to lots of great maintenance plans so we can all be inspired by each other :D

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Custard cream- I remember you from weight gainers, don't know if you'll remember me?! It's so nice to hear from you and great that you have reached your target thigh I an sorry you still struggle- in sure it'll get easier for you! Meal plan looks good and glad you had the muffin! Muffins = yummy!

Today

B- waitrose raspberry filled brioche

L- waitrose Italian bean soup and 2 slices fresh crusty whole meal bread with ham, rocket & jarlesberg cheese

S- individual tub of mackies chocolate ice cream and a garibaldi biscuit

T- cafe rouge- beef bourginon with dauphinoise potatoes and 2 slices of baguette 

D- cafe rouge- Tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream. 

= ~ 2,300

snack- banana

1 hour Zumba class (oh my goodness this was the best, most fun workout ever!!)

breakfast: 10" pita bread with lots of baba ghanoush (eggplant dip), cucumber and tomato

lunch: 170g pot of coconut milk yogurt with cranberry-orange-pecan granola and blueberries mixed in. also had an apple like 20 minutes later

snack: grapes- a bit over a cup, I think

late dinner: 2 slices toasted wheat bread topped with lots of mashed avocado + tomato

snack: 25g bar of chili dark chocolate, later had 2 tbsp maple almond butter

lorikeet - thanks, and hi!  I looove cheerios, I had a mad craving weeks ago, but they're not an option here.  My hunger disappears when I'm stressed a lot, but when I'm anxious my hunger increases.  Weight fluctuations are likely normal.

baybeehannah - of course I remember you, I stalked you a little bit :x :P.  Hats off to you managing to restore weight from where you were as an OP with little support.  I've done it from 15 in the past but from 12 - that's serious strength and determination.  I always spy your Waitrose and M&S eats!  Muffins are amazing, I have one most days.

 

Today was a challenging day.  It was my day for a half portion of dessert (I get 2 a week) and I was just really down on myself all day, did not want to put food in my mouth or body.  Did it, with a bit of support from the staff (I'm meant to be on an unsupervised table, but I'm not...) but I've reverted back to a lot of old behaviours.  I seperate food really badly (eat things in order, move apart from each other on the plate) which is something I've always done and probably won't change as it doesn't bother me, but I've recently stopped using my knife and just using my fork in my right hand which IS behavioured and a pain in the neck.  I handed over some contraband blades (I have a lot of problems with self-harm, I got 22 stitches in my hip 3 weeks ago) which nobody knew I had (they'd survived a random room search and my room later being totally stripped bare...) which was really hard.  I KNOW it was the right thing but I'm struggling not having them 'there'.  But it IS the right thing *repeats*

 

FOOOOOOOOOOD

B - 2 Weetabix, 1 WM toast with 7g butter portion and 20g marmalade portion

S - 2-finger Kit Kat

L - 1/2 chicken-breast-in-sesame-bun, 3 LARGE potato wedges, carrot/cauli/broccoli mix, salad cream.  1/2 portion pecan pie with scoop icecream

T - Chicken and salad cream WM pitta, carrot/cauli/broccoli mix, salad cream.  2-finger Kit Kat

S - 300ml tea with semi-skim m!lk

S - 300ml coffee with semi-skim m!lk

hannah- your meals are looking amazing!! well done for increasing and it's such a nice variety!

custardcream- I'm sorry it's such a struggle for you at the moment. Good on you for handing over the blades! That is a massive thing, and I know how hard it is.

I'm really struggling. I have my weigh in with the dietitian tuesday and I'm so scared. After my extra snack on Friday I'm struggling to keep up the eating. Made cupcakes today so my big thing was eating one!

B: english muffin, jam,apple
L:chese sandwich, raspberries
S: frozen yoghurt, raspberries
S: 40g chocolate bar
S: red velvet cupcake
D: pumpkin soup
S: milk, milo

Lorikeet- wow a rain forest! .. sounds exotic :P. Pretty sure the UK won't compare to Hawaii but its good to travel and visit new places! :D. Thank you :), it feels soo reassuring when everyone is saying I should gain some more, I think it eases any ED thoughts that are persuading me to stay the same. Yum cookie dough ice cream is my favourite ice cream in the whole world he he ;). My hunger cues decline when I'm stressed, worried or anxious too .. with some people there appetite sores but with others they can feel like your always full. Just push past this hun because its all emotions that are making you feel like this!, and the weight gain is fluctuations .. haven't you started to exercise as well, because its fact that more physical activity can cause weight gain, don't worry, your food looks great so keep going with things :)

Baybeehannah- well done for getting in over 2000 calories yesterday!!, I think you should aim for this everyday :)

custardcream- oh my goodness I used to be exactly the same when it came to separating my food and eating it in a certain order ... Luckily this passed after much practice, I'm 100% it will ease with you too as long as you keep trying to overcome it. Well done for handing over the blades, you don't need to self harm you don't deserve that! :)

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Today :):

Breakfast- 2 weetabix drizzled with honey, large sliced banana, chopped cashew nuts and whole milk

Snack- small punnet of blueberries

Lunch- roasted vegetable philadelphia, chicken breast, pepper, red onion and mayonnaise on a wholemeal wrap (similar to yesterday but I work on weekends so take dinner with me :))  

Snack- Pear 

Dinner- roast chicken dinner, with roast potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, garden peas, carrots (steamed) and gravy

Bedtimesnack- crunchy nut clusters with whole milk

2200 

Ciana, I would go based on your BMI maybe? I've had terrible experiences with dietician's, so they definitely DO NOT know best! One had me eat 1,800 to gain weight!!!! How ridiculous is that? Well, some know what they're talking about, but I'm just adding my two cents haha:) P.S. Awesome job on that cookie, you go girl!

custardcream!!! Good to see ya, if you remember me haha! Way to have that snack, give ED a kick in the, you-know-what;) I still love muffins. I am SO, SO, SOOO proud of you for giving those blades up, by the way! <3

lorikeet- Thank you so much for your reply, you have no idea how much it means to me to have support. Nobody at home understands me; my siblings are isolating themselves from me, getting closer to each other, ignoring me. It crushes me. I don't honestly know how I've managed 1800 calories. My parents are divorced, so my mom is focusing on moving and not on me; much the reason I started restricting when ED first came about. I feel alone, and I have very few friends at school to talk to, either. Only two even know about my disorder, and neither understand. They would simply say "Why don't you just stop exercising?" but what they don't understand is that it's more than that. It's a full blown disorder, but it makes me feel isolated from my friends, too. I do have positive news, however, that I tried to reduce my exercise yesterday to 60minutes of pure strength training yoga...the bad thing is I felt the need to control something else...so, of course, I ate less than 1500 calories...and I refused to sit down...I feel so hopeless, but your post gave me hope <3 I will try to get as much as I can to eat today; with no exercise!!! And about your hunger cues- I find that my hunger cues are like that before my period..? Or during, I suppose. Sometimes I feel blah and don't want to eat...it also depends on physical activity, too! I'm usually not hungry days I exercise, more so days after I exercise..maybe I'm just weird though!

way to eat that cupcake, princessroo! I haven't had one in years; you just challenged me to go make one!!!;)

I will post my eats later, when I up my calorie intake!!!

 

princessroo: good luck on tuesday. don't let it affect your eats, just put it out of your mind for now. good job on the cupcake, i know how hard it can be to eat your own baked goods! i hope it was yummy :)

So ... last night I drank too much and was sick, it was really awful :( Surprisingly I feel completely fine this morning, I guess the alcohol is out of me. Still though, it's like 10x worse being sick accidentally when you have issues with purging, it just feels weird. Trying to put it out of my mind today though, staying positive :)

Brunch - bagelwich (2 egg whites+slice of ham+lettuce+tomato on montreal style sesame bagel); homemade hashbrowns with ketchup; 2 small clementines

Snack - vanilla yogurt with blueberries and granola

Snack - carrot with light hummus

Dinner - spaghetti with meatsauce; caesar salad; garlic bread

Dessert - strawberry frozen yogurt with (just made!) 2 chocolate chip cookies

*Exercise - 1 hour leisurely walk in trails

**Sad Face**

Leaving this thread for a little while, seems to be a lot of "struggling" and people undereating here lately.  I know its not your faults, i struggle too.  I just feel like most people posting here are still battling a lot of issues with their eating disorder and i'm finding it reeeeally triggering (not going to lie)

Anyways, i hope this thread doesn't go down hill, please please please EVERYONE think before you post, if you KNOW you've under eaten.. DON'T post your meal plans and openly admit that you haven't eaten enough, it's not fair on everyone else.

Anyways i'll probably be keeping an eye out on this thread, just keep it healthy guys :) it's a great thread so far.

Much Love
Lowri :)

Original Post by lowri93:

**Sad Face**

Leaving this thread for a little while,
seems to be a lot of "struggling" and people undereating here lately.  I know its not your faults, i struggle too.  I just feel like most people posting here are still battling a lot of issues with their eating disorder and i'm finding it reeeeally triggering (not going to lie)

Anyways, i hope this thread doesn't go down hill, please please please
EVERYONE think before you post, if you KNOW you've under eaten.. DON'T post your meal plans and openly admit that you haven't eaten enough, it's not fair on everyone else.

Anyways i'll probably be keeping an eye out on this thread, just keep it healthy guys :) it's a great thread so far.

Much Love
Lowri :)

This is so, so true... I was actually going to point it out myself!
The rules for posting at the top stipulate;


1. You must be maintaining a healthy bmi to post here.

2. No pro-ana meal plans or posts.

3. No personal attacks or hurtful comments about others and/or their meal plans.

4. No obvious over-exercising or under-eating

Remember, maintaince is a long term goal, so you mustn't feel the need to always restrict yourself, it's about learning to get a good balance. Treats are good!

So, we are looking forward to lots of great maintenance plans so we can all be inspired by each other :D

 

haven't posted in a few days! Don't worry.. I have been eating... ALOT :P.. just been kind of busy and stuff!!

custardcream- yum i love custard cream biccies :P.. Welcome and well done on reaching a healthy weight :)

princessroo- How you doing pet??.. I'm sorry you are struggling! But keep up maintaining hun! What's a milo btw?

ciana- No drinkies over the weekend?? :P Yummy eat's anyway!! :) And you can more than afford to gain! Have fun with it :).. Imagine all the nice foods you can indulge in.. Guilt free :P ;)

B- cornflakes with loads of cold milk :)

S- pot of natural yogurt

L- 2 slices of ww bread spread with philly and a tin of sardines and tortilla chips

S- cornetto and 40g chocolate

D- 2slices of ww bread with butter and chicken and 300g baked beans :P

S- chocolate pudding with custard

2250

before breakfast: iced coffee with about 1/2 cup of almond milk... 1st time making it myself ;)

breakfast: toasted sandwich (filling: hummus, avocado, tomato, and spring greens)

lunch: mug of lentil soup, banana

snack: 3 small ginger cookies with my tea

snack: an apple and 2 large handfuls of cashews (ahhh I love nuts!!)

dinner: huge salad with spring greens, mushrooms, 1/2 an avocado, cucumber, green pepper, tomato, and sesame ginger dressing. and had an orange on the side

bed-time snack: 3 tbsp maple almond butter (from the jar, my preferred method :P)

Yay! I bought Amy's Vegan Macaroni and Cheese! I'm excited to try this... it's really fatty and 520 calories (a lot for such a tiny portion) but oh well!! I'll have it later this week :D

For tomorrow

Breakfast: two fried eggs with a cup of skim milk

Lunch: baby carrots, two tablespoons of PB, banana, and an once of cashews

Snack: 4-5 cups of popcorn

Dinner: Chicken cutlet with panko breadcrumbs, broccoli, carrots, and small salad

Snack: strawberries and cantaloup(love my melons)

New to maintaining so I'm kind of shaky still:/

Lowri- I know you didn't mention names but I feel like I'm one of the people struggling a lot. I was actually going to talk about this last night.. but I'm going to leave the thread for a little bit. I'm struggling with the idea of maintaining, and am defintely undereating for maintenance.

I might go back to losing for a bit, but I won't be posting here while I do that.

peanutbuttercup- the cupcake was yummy!! I know what you mean about involuntarily being sick when you have issues with purging, it just makes it so much worse. But stay on track!!

headz- a milo is a malted powder that you add to milk- so yummy!

I'll keep reading!! I'll miss you all.. been nice chatting away but I want to help keep this thread on track!

Feeling bad that i may have been one of the people who was struggling and causing a hard time for the others.. sorry if that was the case :( but im really trying to do well now so hooefully i wont be struggling in the future!

Breakfast- smoothie of half a banana, five strawberries, and half an instant breakfast packet. English muffin with a teaspoon peanut butter.

Snack- half a donut (!!! Major fear food)

Lunch- hamburger patty without a bun, with a serving kettle chips. Baby carrots with some dip

Snacks between lunch and dinner- half cup nonfat cottage cheese with a quarter avocado sliced on top. A cup nonfat greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey and half a cup healthy homemade granola. Shared a nerds rope with a friend.

Dinner- three tablespoons hummus with brocolli and serving pita chips. A small chicken cordon bleu patty.

Snack- a cup light ice cream

So proud of myself, i have my weekly dietician appointment tomorrow and for the first time since treatment ill be able to show her ive followed my mealplan every singke day of the week!!!!
Custard cream- haha! Thank you very much :) Mmm yeah you can tell I love them- though heading off to Uni in september so doubt I'll be able to keep up with the eats from those shops so much :(

Ciana- thank you :) my meal out was amazing and I did have more energy eating more. I will try yes, I'm just worried it'll cause me to gain weight as I've been maintaining/ slowly gaining on less?! I kept it up yesterday though and I AM going to all week! Well done on your decision to gain a little more- I really think it will be beneficial and will make you look even prettier than you already do :) 

Everyone- I just want to remind everyone of the purpose of this thread as stated at the top "So, we are looking forward to lots of great maintenance plans so we can all be inspired by each other :D" I really want this to be a positive thread rather than one for those who are struggling and therefore not adhering to the rules. I understand how hard things are sometimes but I urge everyone to think about others and how negativity may affect them before posting! There are other places where struggles such as these can be posted and people will give help/support/advice, but this thread is not the place for this! I hope everyone can respect this and in the future more of you will be able to post here positively! :)

Yesterday 

B- toasted cinnamon & raisin bagel spread with marmalade and a glass of orange juice

S- a gala apple

L- tesco puy lentil & tomato soup and a smoked salmon & philly sandwich on whole meal bread with jarlesberg cheese

S- pack of 5 Nairns chocolate chip oat biscuits and a mini roll

T- grilled salmon fillet on a bed of wilted spinach with rice noodles and stir fried veg in soy sauce

S- 'tropicalmoo' yoo moo pot and a hotel chocolat truffle

= 2,000

 

b- large bowl of cornflakes with milk and a pot of yogurt

l- mexican rice with a fish pie garden peas and topped with feta cheese (this was huge!! and i did not leave a bit!!! :P)

d- 2 thick slices of brown bread with butter and alot of cheddar cheese, 2 boiled eggs in a cup with butter.. comfort food :P

s- ice cream with a flake, granola and chocolate sauce

2245



Today

B- small bowl of bran flakes with semi-skimmed milk and a slice of whole meal toast spread with marmalade

S- berry fruit salad

L- plain bagel with extra light philidelphia & smoked salmon. An aero chocolate mousse. 

S- a milky way and a rolo biscuit

T- grilled salmon fillet on a bed of wilted spinach with rice noodles and stir fried veg in soy sauce 

S- 'tropicalmoo' yoo moo pot and 2 garibaldi i biscuits

= 1,720

lowri: i'm sorry you're leaving, but i definitely get what you mean about threads becoming negative and it being hard to post ... that's why i left the YCC thread a little while ago. hope everything goes well with you, send me a message if you need anything :)

princessroo: i'm sorry you're struggling. i hope you manage to increase to maintainance, you really deserve to fuel your body properly and find peace while doing so. keep up the fight, i'm hoping everything goes well for you <3

I didn't exercise at all today, basically sat on my butt (so tired!) yet I still got hungry ... looking at my plan, I'm fairly sure it's too much for sedentary but if I'm hungry, is it okay to go with it?

Breakfast (H) - multigrain cheerios with almonds, grapes and raspberry yogurt

Snack (H) - chocolate soymilk

Lunch (H) - ham sub with lettuce/tomato; caesar salad; chocolate pudding with 1 oat cookie

Snack (H) - honeydew melon

Dinner (H) - veggie burger with lettuce/tomato/ketchup; broccoli; 3 oreos

Snack - strawberry frozen yogurt; 4 quality street (chocolate craving lol)

Breakfast: cheerios with skim milk

Snack: banana

Lunch: wrap with ham, cashews, and baby carrots with peanut butter

Snack: cantaloup and popcorn

Dinner: whole wheat Arnold sandwich bread, ground beef(hamburger) broccoli, carrots, salad and asparagus

peanutbuttercup: Your meal plan doesn't seem like too much at all- looks good! And yum, your oreos reminded me I really need to go buy some... preferably mint flavored ;)

B: iced chai tea with about 1/2 cup almond milk

L: 170g pot of raspberry coconut milk yogurt with cranberry-orange-pecan granola. also an apple

S: banana, Clif Mojo white chocolate macadamia bar

30 minute walk with my mom :)

D: 10" pita bread stuffed with fried falafels, sesame tahini sauce, spring greens, tomato, and pickled turnips

S: one small falafel with a tomato slice; grapes; 2 small lemon cookies

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