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Reached my goal weight after more than a year



 
 
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SPACEBOT1
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6/24/12 5:23 A

emoticon Good for you, I hope you're celebrating your achievement! From start weight to goal weight is probably going to take 2 years altogether for me but they'll be 2 years well spent



MCFHARPIST
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6/24/12 3:00 A

Right on FLORIDAJOE1! I couldn't have said it better. I chose the same route that you took and the results are just like yours. The only difference: I weigh less than I did in high school! This is downright fun!

Spark On!

Edited by: MCFHARPIST at: 6/24/2012 (03:05)


FANCYNANCY66
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6/23/12 10:04 P

FloridaJoe, great work! As you said slow and steady does it. Works for me, too. Best to you in your new body. Life is good from a 70 year old.




CSROBERTSON621
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6/23/12 7:56 P

Way to go, FloridaJoe! :D

Welcome to maintenance -- which, you'll find, is a lot like the weight loss phase, except it's for life this time. Luckily, you've already put in the time and effort into changing your habits. As with weight loss, patience and consistancy will be your best weapons. As I've heard many a maintainer say, it isn't always easy, but it IS always WORTH IT.

Congratulations!



LOVEXAVIE
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6/23/12 5:33 P

That's wonderful news, FLORIDAJOE1! Congrats and savor the results of your efforts.
You deserve it!



ELISELOVE1
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6/23/12 5:02 P

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JENNIFERH625
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6/23/12 4:55 P

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing with us. Long way to go still, but the motivation on here is amazing!



NSTARSMITH
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6/23/12 2:34 P

Congratulations on your success! Slow and steady is the way to do it for me, too! emoticon



MINKY1111
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6/23/12 11:22 A

that is wonnnderrfullll..congratulations for sticking to the new lifestyle for a healthy yuuu... i m sure yu feel as great as you made the changes to become the new inproved yuuu....what an inspiration



TAMPATINK67
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6/23/12 9:27 A

True, true, true!

Congrats - hard work pays off!



FLORIDAJOE1
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6/23/12 8:43 A

I almost never post a message but it's only right to let folks know that SparkPeople works and that 'slow and steady wins the race'. I started tracking calories July of last year. At the time I was walking 7500 steps per day. I started losing 1.5 to 2 pounds per week. This went on up to Thanksgiving when I plateaued for a week and then Christmas the same thing and then I continued losing at a rate of 2 or 3 pounds per month. I finally reached my goal weight about a week ago. It's a great feeling.
Meanwhile, I dropped from a size 36 to a size 32 waist. Now, I'm 50 years old and the same size and weight that was in high school. I also started working out at the gym last March and with all the fat gone the muscles look nice.
MORAL of the story: Stick with it, don't get in a hurry, and you'll get results.



 
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