littlelenna, I went from 140 to my goal of 125 and have been maintaining for a little over a month now. I haven't changed my eating a whole lot since I quit dieting. I do notice that if I keep my eating "clean" (lots of fruits, veggies, and lean meat) I'm fine. If I start indulging in bad carbs (breads, cereals, etc.) my weight comes up pretty quickly.
You'll be able to eat more calories, but have to keep the healthy eating habits going if you want to keep it off. (At least that's been my experience.)
Hope this helps.