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gotitnow 09-17-2012 07:47 PM

Hey sweet fellow maintainers......
:hiya:...Many of us would love to know how each of us is making this work! If you will join me in listing your age, weight, height, and number of calories you use for your DDs ans UDs to maintain, I know it would be encouraging and helpful, whether you just hit goal or are close! I will start! Thanks so much!:hugs:

Age: 59
Weight: 137
Height: 5' 5 1/2"
DD cal. range: 800-900
UD cal. range: 1800-2000 (usually hit at about 1900)

As a side note: I do M,W,F as DDs, and T,T,Sun. as UDs. I do a MD on Sat. of about 1400!

This has worked very well for me and has kept me in my range of 137-139!

shirlc 09-17-2012 07:59 PM

Here's mine -

Age: 66
Weight: 132; goal: 130
Height: 5' 5"
DD calories: 500
UD calories: 1600

I do really well when I keep strict rotations. Problem is that many of my UDs get to be UUADs...a couple of rotations gets me back to where I want to be.

cactusrose63 09-17-2012 09:46 PM

Just thought of the exercise aspect of this too...not sure if we should include it? But here it is just in case...

Age: 51
Weight: 141
Height: 5' 4"
DD Cals: 800-900
UD Cals: ~1900
Exercise: twice weekly weights for 30-40 minutes, twice weekly cardio for 20-30 minutes

I do a fairly strict rotation every other day. Every other weekend (F-S-S) off with hubby so all UD usually.

Thanks again Phyl!! :heart:

Love2bme 09-17-2012 09:51 PM

HI, would like to know how long you have been doing JUDD? I am going to start on Oct 1st.

thanks so much for the info.

gotitnow 09-18-2012 12:11 AM

Love2beme....I started JUDDD in Feb. 2011 and went into maintenance April 2012.

I lost 30 lbs., and I know that sounds like a very long time, but, I had to stop and start several times along the way due to a family crisis,illness, vacation, and several other bumps in the road.

The good news is that I never gained any that I had lost along the way and I decided early on that I did not mind losing slowly. I never lost my motivation, I just had to put things on hold a few times so I could focus on my new eating style without a lot of distractions.

I have enjoyed maintenance so much in this 6, almost 7 months. I thought briefly that I wanted to go back into WLM to lose 5 or 10 more pounds. That had been my plan all along, but my family convinced me not to go lower. It didn't hurt that I had bought many pretty clothes (size 6 and some 4/6) and am still really enjoying them! I admit that I STILL get hung up on numbers!!! I have always weighed more than It looked like to others, BUT, I'm still a "head-case" when it comes to the stupid scale!

You would think after my husbands kind words I would not give it another thought! It was on a Sunday evening a week or two ago that I mentioned maybe losing more, when he chimed in,(this man does not hand out compliments freely)"You don't need to lose any more, you looked fabulous in that dress today!!" (one of my new dresses I wore to church)"I mean REALLY fabulous!" Then, other family members said they agreed whole-heartedly! It really is time for me to be content and happy with myself. I want everyone here to experience this too!:heart::heart:

Sorry for the book.....it just flowed like a river!:p:dunno:

On the topic of exercise...I think my edited message was too tiny to be noticed in the above post!:doh: I'm sure it does affect metabolism and is also relevant !!!

Love everyone of you precious JUDDD BUDDS!!!:heart::heart:


gotsomeold 09-18-2012 02:51 AM

Age: 59
Weight: 132.8
Height: 5' 4"
DD Cals: 400-700
UD Cals: 1500 - up-up-and-away
Exercise: rarely
How Long JUDDDing: started 1/1/12

I am trying to decide when to call goal. I think I want to get below 130 (128 has great appeal). But, I guess I should say I am in or close to maintenance since I won't really mind if it takes the rest of the year to lose those 4 pounds.

Jbinme 09-18-2012 04:06 AM

Age: 38
Weight: 131 this morning
Height: 5'3
DD: 50-350
UD: 1600-unknown!
Started JUDDD: 1/19/12
Exercise: less now. Some walking, HIIT and weights but only 20 min/day.

I've tried different things as far as what I eat(low carb, high fat, anything and everything!) but I keep my rotations. I wouldn't mind to be under 130 but my body sure likes being 130-131. I can live with that as long as I feel good, sleep good and eat what I like!

Joyjoy 09-18-2012 04:21 AM

Age: 50
Haven't been near a scale in 2-3 weeks, but I know what I like.
130 felt low but thrilling.
132 feels excellent
136-138 feels too high. I'm here right now, I'll bet.
DDs: 300-450
UDs 1500-whatever. The frequency of my whatevers is what creates my upper range.
Exercise: only for fun. Lots of walking, yoga, Callanetics.

adillenal 09-18-2012 04:57 AM

I am not in maintenance yet but very close and I will be happy if I never lose another pound so....

Age: 63
Weight: 147
Height: 5' 7"
DD cal. range: 350-500
UD cal. range: 1600-2000
Started: 01/08/2012
Exercise: rarely if ever
I stick to strict UD/DD rotations.

KathyL 09-18-2012 07:13 AM

Age: 53
Weight: 121
Height: 5'4"

I fast completely on Mondays.
Wednesdays & Fridays are regular DDs with calories ranging from 350 - 800
Tuesdays & Thursdays are regular UDs with calories ranging from 1650 - 1850
Saturdays & Sundays are 'free' days....if I'm not too 'free' with them I can have even more calories on my UDs.

If my weight is up I stick to the lower numbers.

Weight has been ranging 119 - 123 and I always drop to the low number by the end of the week. 119 - 121 feels great. But 123 is starting to push it. Fortunately it drops back down in a day or two.

I have backed off my exercise just a tad, giving myself a couple days off here and there. But I generally walk 25 miles per week (with some running interspersed) and work out with weights 2-3 times per week.

Feeling really good but want to get my weekends under better control. Sometimes I do fine and other times it's just one long UUAAD and I'm miserable come Monday. But JUDDD is so forgiving that I just jump back in and by mid-week am back to eating well and feeling great again. You think I would learn something from that. LOL

leonak 09-18-2012 08:34 AM

Age: 69
Weight: 114
Height: 5'2
DD: 700 - 835
UD: 1700
Started JUDDD: 1/1/12
Exercise: stretching first thing in the morning (per Dr. Oz) for 8-9 minutes; walk daily from 2 - 4 miles.

Leona :)

sunday 09-18-2012 08:55 AM

Thank you Phyllis for posting this! I can't wait to arrive at maintenance! :)

Kathy, Your method is exactly what I am striving to do when I arrive! I love the idea of free weekends and set DD during weekdays. Thank you for sharing how it is going for you! :sing:

Yam-Yam 09-18-2012 10:33 AM

Great thread! Thanks for doing this everyone. It's very encouraging to those of us who are not quite there yet.

I did go to maintenance levels all during August, lost a little the beginning of September, and now am in the middle of two vacations. So, it's back to maintenance in Hawaii (we leave tomorrow).

58 years old
5'9" tall
186 pounds right now with a goal of somewhere under 183. :dunno:
Feel I need to mention I have a large frame, carry my weight evenly and have no desire to be stick thin. I'm wearing size 12 and some 10's.
DD = 500-700 and UD = 1700-2000

Exercise? Callanetics 1-2 times per week. Some walking and some water aerobics.

Definitely want to get back into WLM after Hawaii.

gotsomeold 09-18-2012 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by Yam-Yam (Post 15952973)
Definitely want to get back into WLM after Hawaii.

I definitely want to get back into Hawaii!!!!

The fresh fruits, the fresh veggies, the fish...maintenance should be manageable

Kissa 09-18-2012 12:43 PM

Great thread, thanks lovely Phyl.

Age: 65
Height 5'3"
Goal: 126
Weight range: 124-128 I am very happy anywhere here
Rotations: as near regular and my life allows. DDs 400, UDs I seldom count, but around 2000. I don't mind DDs and love UDs, so this is how I work it.

I used to exercise a lot, have had a break to allow some healing for the past 3 months. Just getting going again, gently.

TryingJudd 09-18-2012 04:37 PM

I am lurking here in the maintenance thread where I hope to one day belong!! Your various WOEs seem so do-able. This is very motivating for those of us who hope to join you in maintenance one day/year. Congrats to all of you!

gotitnow 09-18-2012 07:54 PM

Tryingjudd.....This was one goal in doing this. Hoping to encourage and show everyone how do-able maintenance is. It's so cool how everyone sort of has their own little plan worked out and although similar, they all work! I think one could do any or all these plans and would be just fine too! Just mix it up even.

Depending on what's going on in our lives, we can do any one of these eating styles! Whatever "fits" at the moment!

Looking at everyones weights, I STILL feel like I weigh too much!!! I know, I know.....someone beat me with a wet noodle! No, on second thought, I may want to eat it!!:hyst::hyst::confused::dunno:

In my honest, heartfelt , loving opinion, I believe anyone can keep to their "happy-place" with any of these maintenance styles!

Any other maintainers out there? We want to hear from ya!!!:D There may be other ways to work this I haven't heard of or thought about!:heart::confused:

Lovin all of ya!!:heart::heart::hugs:Phyl

Lee55 09-19-2012 06:17 AM

Thanks Phyl for this post. I'm just starting JUDDD and can't wait till I join the maintenance thread. I love reading post about others and how they have worked their own plan into JUDDD. I know when I hit a stall, I will be looking to mix it up and this thread just might hold the answer.

Saxy1971 09-19-2012 06:35 AM

Thank you Phyl, for inviting those that are not yet into maintenance mode! :heart: This is indeed a motivational thread!

Age: 41
Weight: 200-199-200-199....(currently teetering)
Height: 5' 6"
DD cal. range: 400 or less
UD cal. range: up to 1900
My weight goal is 165. This is where I think my body will be comfortable. :up:

I do the every other day rotation, and am pretty good with my DDs. UD's, I tend to go a bit crazy and eat high-calorie, sugar-laden food that gets me to my calorie range(sometimes even over!), but I know I can make better choices. That will come in time, I'm sure.

I started JUDDD almost a month ago and have lost and gained the same 5 pounds in that time. I guess you could say that I'm in maintenance mode, but at the wrong time. :o My game plan is to finish the week out eating to my heart's content on my UD's, then next week really hit it hard on making sure I don't go over, and that I incorporate more healthy foods. We'll see if that will jump start me into WLM again.

mykidsteacher 09-19-2012 07:35 AM

Age: 47
Weight: 125
Height: 5' 4"
DD Cals: 600-900
UD Cals: 1500 - 1650
Exercise: rarely would be too often. So, um, never.
How Long JUDDDing: Lost most of my weight eating paleo which started Aug 2011 (20 pounds lost). Started JUDDD Jan 2012 and lost to my original goal within 3-4 weeks (another 3 pounds). Decided in March 2012 to go lower and got to my current weight by Easter. So maintenance of 5 mos.

I maintain between 124-126. If it gets higher, I get stricter with the dd's for a couple of rotations and slip back where I'm comfortable.

I don't have a very large appetite, but don't like to be hungry, so I choose to have higher dd's and lower ud's. I rarely actually log food into a tracker anymore--maybe 2-3 days a week to spot check. Weekends are both UD's, although sometimes one will be a md simply because I'm not very hungry. During tom and ovulation, all bets are off and I just eat if I need to. Sometimes, I get tired of thinking about it and counting, and just eat to satiety for a week or so, and then go back to rotations when my brain can deal with it again. But I never stay away for more than a week, because by then I WANT a dd. (I tend to fall into a zig zag calorie pattern pretty naturally when I do this, and rarely see an impact on my weight).

I eat paleo still--no grains, very little sugar. I have food allergies, so no dairy or eggs. I'm also not a foodie. I'm perfectly fine eating the same breakfast and lunch every day (smoothie and salad). I just vary the additions and dressing choice based on UD or DD. My weakness is potato chips. I can stop at just a handful or 2, thank goodness, but even on dd's, I use calories on them. I'm trying to break this habit--so far it's not working.

But I'm happy with how easy this has become to stay where I want to stay, and still be flexible to enjoy weekends or an occasional restaurant meal without going way off course. Corrections are so easy, and almost immediate.

Babsbabs 09-19-2012 10:42 AM

Age 46
Weight 146-149
Height 5' 8 1/2"
UD cals 1700-2400 (occasionally higher with restaurant food)
DD cals 100-800
Maintanance UD + DD cals often work out for me to be about 2500cals typically unless there is a long exercise session on one day (2 hour plus run or something like that) then it would be more.
I hope this is not confusing!
Exercise often. Mostly running and biking.
How long JUDDDIng- lost most of my weight through low carb over the last 20 years. Had a lot of big weight fluctuations as I would go off and on that diet. Started JUDDD in March 2012 and lost 17 pounds fairly easily and my weight only fluctuates a few pounds now.
I tend to follow high calorie UD's with lower calorie DD's. Higher calorie DD's with lower calorie UD's. I have a higher calorie DD on the weekend as I tend to have more social eating plans and like to do longer runs and bike rides. I also go off of my DD plan if I have the opportunity to go out for a social occasion lunch or dinner and then I fast until I am truly good and hungry the following day (would end up being a lower cal UD). I do this infrequently as I prefer the larger calorie spread between UD and DD.

I am now trying to drop my weight bounce to below 145 pounds but am increasing my exercise and keeping my calories the same to do this. Hopefully it works! If it doesn't I am very happy at the weight I am at and am still losing inches even though I have been about the same weight since June.(2 inches off of my hips and one off of my waist and 1 1/2 inches off each thigh!) Not sure how or why as I am only now really starting to exercise more but I am happy about it! My next plan (after dropping a couple more pounds) is to build up some more muscle so that I can increase my calories on both days. Time will tell if that works. I do love my food!

Thanks Phyl for this thread as it is great to see how everyone is making this plan work for them!

vilanteira 09-19-2012 02:23 PM

Phyl, this is a great idea for a thread! :up: It's definitely helpful for me to see how others are maintaining and to have possible options for me if/when my current method isn't working or if I get tired of it, etc. Plus it really is very motivational to see many of us maintaining so well in many different ways.

Age: 36
Weight: 104~107
Height: 5'1
DD cal range: 750-900
UD cal range: 1800-2000
MD cal range: 1200-1400
Started: 10/24/11
Goal Reached: 7/2/12
Exercise: unfortunately no...

I do M,W,Sa DDs and Tu,F,Su UDs, with Thursday being a MD. I rarely ever go over 2000 calories on UDs because I feel very full before I ever hit 1950 cals...possibly because of the slightly higher DDs and because I don't ever eat breakfast since I don't get hungry before noon?

I still log and count everything I eat on both DDs and UDs, as it's become second nature to me and I find that it's still really helpful to have it on record to look back on. Maybe someday I'll stop counting and recording UDs, but for now it works for me. It's been fairly easy to maintain on JUDDD so far, although I've just started Nutritional Ketosis today along with JUDDD to decrease my high protein intake and for health/energy benefits so we'll see how that goes.

KeirasMom 09-19-2012 02:56 PM

This is great to see. I ran my numbers for maintenance at 175 pounds (and I'm sure I'm going to lower that to 160 or so) and was concerned that my UD calories were going to be around 1850. While that's doable, I'm sure I'd go over with drinks and social functions pretty regularly, so it's nice to see you wonderful maintainers who weigh a LOT less than I ever plan on getting to, still having 2000 calories or more on UDs. :clap:

gotitnow 09-19-2012 09:52 PM

Dawn, I was very relieved too, when I realised I could eat so much more.

When I looked at my numbers (not on Dr J's website) and found my desired weight to be maintainable with 1500 calories (after averaging several calories based on weight calculators online) and, although I panicked at first, it dawned on me that my DD at say 900, added to an UD of even 2000,would average out to only 1450....well under my 1500 allottment!!

I talked about this in the "Sept. Main lane" thread in more detail. Anyway, I just know using that methodology has worked for me for almost 7 months now! Not sure this has made any sense to anyone!!! But, hope so!

It just made logical sense to me that .....900+2000=2900 divided by 2,equaled 1450....and I could maintain my weight with 1500! I will shut up now:p

Love ya, Phyl:heart:

gotitnow 09-19-2012 10:02 PM

I can't help it....just one more thought! Isn't it so wonderful to know that if we always ALWAYS keep that spread in our calories, which, as we all know, keeps our metabolism burning hotter, we get to eat plenty and stay right where we want to be!!! Nothing could be more do-able for life, in my humble opinion!:D Somehow I feel I can hear :confused: Pat "So Happy" talking in my head!:cool:

gotsomeold 09-20-2012 04:50 AM


Originally Posted by gotitnow (Post 15957111)
:D Somehow I feel I can hear :confused: Pat "So Happy" talking in my head!:cool:


Pat speaks the truth so well.

And, yes, given some of the blow-outs I have enjoyed and maintained or re-lost in a few DDs, this WOE is my WOL fer shure!

stargazer 09-20-2012 05:37 AM

5' 10"


167 lbs. Want to be 140 lbs

Just into a size 12 (UK) and as I have big bones that's acceptable. I'd love to be lighter but I think I just got bored with weighing and counting so I'm a sort of free form IF at the moment. I fast on Bulletproof coffee until hungry after 12.30. Try to last until closer to 2.00pm. Then I'll have a salad with just greens and fish and a dab of olive oil mayo.

I do well until the evening when supper can tempt me with more variety and then there is the wine...

I do my HIIT most weekdays, which have transformed my muscle tone.

Currently I have a cold and my son is at home so the exercise is on hold and the hot toddies are flowing. I end up baking for my son and that is tempting.

These jeans are tight though so instead of changing them I'm going to stick to a proper calorie count again for a week or so to see if I can drop a few more pounds.

Recently a friend said "You dropped a ton of weight" so that was nice. Lost nearly 2 stone so far with realistically another stone and a half to go. So this is a half way resting point for me.

When I counted I was 500-600 cals a DD and UDs were pretty low too -around 1600 with the odd free day where I just didn't count. I find I only maintain with IF. I have to keep UD calories lower than my allowance to really lose at a proper rate.

sunday 09-20-2012 06:32 AM


You and I eat quite the same in timing and calorie counts. I find it interesting that you maintain on IF w/ the HIIT included? :confused: I would think that HIIT would get the metabolism revved up, would it not???

Especially since our daily avg is 1050. Out of curiosity, since I have quite a ways to go to arrive at goal... I am slowly upping my UD & lowing DD a bit. So, instead of 1650/425, I have been doing 1800/250 and still following the timing. I guess what I am trying to do is get my weight loss moving without losing the avg of 1050. Does this make sense? It seems that the period that I threw a 3 day food fest or UUADs in helped me to get the losses moving as well. :dunno:

sunday 09-20-2012 06:34 AM

Also, I had planned to move my calories up at maintenance and this has me concerned that it will not be possible? I simply feel that I should be able to have at the minimum 1250 - 1400 cal avg daily. :)

stargazer 09-20-2012 07:01 AM

I only do DD on Monday/Wednesday/Friday and I guess those free days tend to creep up!

The HIIT does help both in mood, appetite control and toning but I still have to cut the calories.

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