Holding pattern. This can be either a great place, or a frustrating place. If you’ve achieved your weight loss goal and want to simply maintain your weight, then this is exactly where you want to be. But, if you're struggling to lose weight, then this is a frustrating stop on the road to your overall goal. Re-evaluate what you're doing. Review your diet, your exercise routine, your sleep pattern, and daily stressors. Make adjustments that you believe may make the difference.