I am in maintenance mode & it has not been as difficult as I thought. Since I weigh a little less then my actual goal, I don't even flip out when the scale goes up 2-3 lbs. A few weeks ago, I was up to 156, & a few days later, it was back to 151.4. Since I have done weight watchers in the past & I counted calories while on phen, I mentally do a combination of both. Its working so far. Another thing that is working for me, is when I have dinner out planned or an event, I make sure to increase my exercise. After working out that morning, I sometimes just add an evening walk. I kill 3 birds with 1 stone, by burning some extra calories, making my daughter happy because she gets to ride her bike while I walk, & the dog is happy because he gets his walk too.