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FRECKLES1283 Posts: 16
3/20/14 5:20 P

I will jump for joy, maybe cry a little, dance around my house and have a moment! Then I'll jump back on the fitness wagon and keep on goin! I wanna stay fit and active and maintain my weight; no more of this up and down business!

However, I WILL be getting my dream LBD (little black dress), some sweet heels and bag and will go out for a night on the town with the husband. Maybe I'll get myself something sparkly (like a ring or set of awesome earrings) so that I can see them every day and remind myself that consistency and hard work pays off and that I can't give up once I achieve my goal.
Great post and great ideas everyone!

NOELWEIBEL6969 SparkPoints: (341)
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3/20/14 4:38 P

My ultimate goal is maintaining good health for a lifetime so in that I'll never be at goal. When I am at a healthy body fat % and weight I have 5 things I'd do:

1 Keep thanking God for helping in this journey because I have failed at it so many times before but with his help this time I am succeeding.


2 Run a 5k with my 9 year old son who is also suffering from childhood obesity and is working out with me to get fit.

3 Run a mud run with my son.

4 Enroll in an all women beginner surf school. I already found a beautiful one in Costa Rica.

5 Go with my family on a week long backpacking trip through Yosemite.


Things like clothes and finishing college is just a given since no one wants to see this naked lol Plus school is for me to know I finally finished and set a good example for my kids.

Every journey of a 1000 miles begins with one step Nothing feels better then believing in myself.
EELPIE Posts: 2,700
3/20/14 4:37 P

@ MARCIA_DC Wow. That's great :)

I'm gonna look at mine all the time!!!

The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.
JSIMMON1 Posts: 171
3/20/14 4:26 P

If I even realize it I guess I'll just smile and keep doing what I'm doing - eating healthy and exercising. I've decided that the scale has ruled my life to long, no one knows what I weigh unless I tell them and I'm on this journey to be healthier and happier with myself. I'm concentrating more on eating the healthiest foods that I can and less on calories. I eat enough to not be hungry - not to be happily stuffed - I have to relearn what healthy portions are.

Edited by: JSIMMON1 at: 3/20/2014 (16:27)
SILVERSPARROW04 SparkPoints: (8,886)
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3/20/14 4:00 P

1.Buy new clothes.
2. Donate clothes that no longer fit or clothes I think no longer look good on me.

Edited by: SILVERSPARROW04 at: 3/20/2014 (16:50)
Call me Sandy. My goals are swimming in a 1 mile open water sea swim, running a 5K race and performing 50 push-ups in 1 minute.
LILYISME Posts: 10
3/20/14 2:22 P

@RENEE12506

You will definitely need new shoes after losing weight! When I weighed 250lbs my feet were a size 10 and now at 155lbs my feet are a size 7! No one had ever told me that when you lost weight your feet do also so I was kinda freaked out at first when I noticed my feet getting smaller LOL!

In a world where you can be anything.. be yourself!
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Be the change you wish you see in this world!

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FAITHP44 SparkPoints: (71,777)
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3/20/14 1:44 P

Probably tell lots of people! Then buy lots of new clothes and take anything left that's too big to the charity shop.

SHMOOKITTY Posts: 52
3/20/14 1:13 P

Probably cry at first, when I go under 203 and then 196. Happy crying. But I have not been under 200 pounds since September 1993. I checked into a psychiatric hospital for a really hard but needed stint at 196 and came out three weeks later at 203. Never got under since then, and it makes me sad that I've done this to my body for so long.

When I get to 180, I intend to buy all new clothes, and maybe shoes if my feet are noticeably more narrow. Right now all my shoes are stretched out to accommodate 300 pound feet. I may just need a couple of cute pairs. I'm not shoe crazy or anything, but that's just a practical wondering at this point.

KDYLOSE Posts: 892
3/20/14 12:59 P

Faint from amazement?

MARCIA_DC SparkPoints: (13,181)
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3/20/14 12:46 P

Eelpie, that's wonderful!

It's also WILD because I have a very similar goal. I already bought the stone (a small star ruby) and I'm saving a little bit of $$$ for every pound that I lose (for the ring setting and some new clothes).

Until that I reach my goal, I'm enjoying life and having fun,

Edited by: MARCIA_DC at: 3/20/2014 (12:51)
PFARRAR65 SparkPoints: (37,141)
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3/20/14 12:45 P

Keep resetting my goals until I read my healthy weight. Then I will try to maintain my healthy weight.

LIVE_2_KICK Posts: 471
3/20/14 12:41 P

Set a new goal, seems to be the only right answer for me.

Each goal whether large or small is a just a stepping stone to the next one!


DCWILLIAMS831 Posts: 918
3/20/14 12:34 P

I intend to do a little wiggle! Ok, the truth is I intend to TWERK (in the privacy of my own home, in front of my husband)!

One day, one meal, one choice, one step to a new me! Go D-Dub!
KATHCART Posts: 197
3/20/14 10:46 A

Buy new clothes! Right now I hate shopping for clothes.

I_AM_UNSTOPABLE Posts: 4,198
3/20/14 9:49 A

i say don't put off rewarding yourself along the way .. small rewards to look forward to are a great motivation tool ..
i have slowly been buying clothes that i want to be able to wear all along .. i put them where i can see them as motivation tools ..
i too will set new goals for maintenance as i have lost and gained it back too .. it is harder to maintain than lose as calorie count gets lower and lower ..
a vacation (one where all my weight loss is an asset)
but MOST OF ALL, truly, a breast reduction (and perhaps a tummy tuck), which will also give me a breast lift ..i am tired of back aches, and shoulder pain, and not being able to wear lots of tops because of humgous saggy breast .. so there ya go .. that would be my ultimate biggest reward if i can make it happen financially ...

Edited by: I_AM_UNSTOPABLE at: 3/21/2014 (10:17)
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ROBBIEY SparkPoints: (169,054)
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3/20/14 8:19 A

Set new goals to maintain the weight loss and healthy lifestyle.

LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,063)
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3/20/14 8:04 A

Set a new one. I hit my goal weight, now I'm working on building up my ST and cardio so I can become even stronger and faster

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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3/20/14 7:59 A

Jump a hole in the sky for joy emoticon

LULUBELLE65 SparkPoints: (28,770)
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3/20/14 4:28 A

I'll keep tracking. And keep doing what I am doing now.

I don't live my life waiting for tomorrow. If I want to do something, I do it. I wear cute, sexy clothes, travel, go to the beach...I would hate to get hit by a bus on the day I hit my goal weight and never have had a chance to experience all of the things I want to do.

If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin

Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann
JENBYS Posts: 39
3/20/14 3:55 A

I'm working on losing 20 pounds for my sister's wedding this summer. I've got my eye on a sexy dress on pinupgirlclothing.com as a reward for my hard work which, *bonus* will be a perfect outfit for the wedding. :-)

That said, I try not to get too hung up on ultimate rewards because I've spent too much time already believing I couldn't do/have/wear/be certain things until I obtained a specific number on a scale. Now I'm pretty much just living my life, being good to myself and looking forward to meeting my goals because it will mean I'm in a good place physically.



Persistence Prevails!
BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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3/20/14 12:00 A

Work on the bigger challenge of maintenance

LILYISME Posts: 10
3/19/14 10:40 P

Probably cry for a bit LOL ! It has been such a long hard journey with way too many ups and downs!

In a world where you can be anything.. be yourself!
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Be the change you wish you see in this world!

Type 1 diabetic for 30 years(diagnosed at age 6) Maintained naturally without any medication by eating real food, being gluten free and exercise.
LIZANNE115 SparkPoints: (6,702)
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3/19/14 10:40 P

I've set my current goal to hopefully coincide with a trip I'm taking this summer with friends I haven't seen since college, so if everything works out, I'll be with some of my favorite people when I hit it. I'm already committed to it, which really drives me to stay on track with my diet and exercise.

I might cut my hair, too. I'm starting to be able to sit on it, so I think it's time. That will make me drop a few pounds right there!

Edited by: LIZANNE115 at: 3/19/2014 (22:41)
Nothing changes until you do.
BHENDRICK2 Posts: 1,188
3/19/14 10:37 P

work hard to maintain can't let up

http://www.thewarofthemind.com/ the website of the most inspiring man i know check out his book
LOLA_LALA Posts: 659
3/19/14 10:14 P

I will run around the block and sing the prologue to the Canterbury Tales in Esperanto.

(No...I reached goal a few years ago and most assuredly didn't do that emoticon ).

DRKPKING Posts: 98
3/19/14 10:10 P

Work really hard to keep it off! Can lose the weight but really have a hard time maintaining that weight loss.

Eager to learn and be of help where I can!

KPK
aka Geek Goddess (GG)
390 520 390

Starting weight: 245 lbs (Jan, 2013)
Diabetes diagnosis: 227 lbs
Post TKR (2nd) 202 lbs (Dec 26, ,2013)
March 8, 2014:
193 lbs (51lbs lost!)

Target weight #3 : 185.0 lbs (July, 2014?)

Goals: Recovery from knee replacements, and training to return to golf, dancing, and Arizona as much as I possibly can!
SLLYONS51 Posts: 2,700
3/19/14 7:26 P

Work really hard to keep it off! Can lose the weight but really have a hard time maintaining that weight loss.

KRMFREEONE Posts: 1,005
3/19/14 7:10 P

Im going to throw out all my old clothes, and invest in a new wardrobe, and then keep going, b/c maintaining is the real celebration

"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?"
FITWITHIN SparkPoints: (328,455)
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3/19/14 6:34 P

Thank god for giving me the strength to continue on. Then I will go sky diving.

Progress may be slow, but it happens!
No such thing as last place only finishers.
ICEDEMETER Posts: 899
3/19/14 6:21 P

Well, I hit my goal, and am planning on continuing to track my foods and increase my fitness for the foreseeable future - I can't be trusted to not go overboard otherwise!

I had to buy new clothes, but have been careful with the budget and have a pretty utilitarian wardrobe.

However, for me - it's all about the leather... I bought the utilitarian leather winter coat, and the ever-so-practical leather spring/fall jacket... and the Man bought me the skin-tight cropped jacket simply because it was the first thing I've ever worn that made me feel "cute"!

THAT jacket is my reward, as well as my reminder to keep on the path (there's only just enough room to breathe in it, so if I gain more than a few pounds, it will let me know)!

Start weight: 240 lbs
Surgeon says Maintenance: 160 lbs (reached Jan. 23, 2014)
Revised Maintenance Weight: 155 lbs (reached March 7, 2014)
Revised again: 150 lbs (reached May 27, 2014)

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LADYCJM SparkPoints: (45,278)
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3/19/14 6:03 P

I'm with LKG
"Since I have hit my goal before only to regain, I am planning to move forward with caution. Past experience tells me that maintaining can be even more challenging than losing weight! "

Buy I like Eelpies idea too! I think a nice ruby on my eating hand as both a reward and a reminder is a nice idea!

CALLMECARRIE Posts: 1,598
3/19/14 5:58 P

Buy new clothes! I used to hate buying new clothes. Now I kind of like it.

"I owe everything you see here to spaghetti."

-Sophia Loren
IXCACAO SparkPoints: (10,164)
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3/19/14 5:31 P

As my reward for reaching goal I am getting a new tattoo.

BACKNBUSINESS Posts: 551
3/19/14 5:25 P

awesome!

I will not support the fat!!
LKG9999 Posts: 1,657
3/19/14 4:57 P

Since I have hit my goal before only to regain, I am planning to move forward with caution. Past experience tells me that maintaining can be even more challenging than losing weight! I will be doing the following to help myself out:

- Joining a maintenance team on Sparkpeople
- Continue low-carb eating. Change my eating from weight-loss mode to maintenance gradually, keeping a close eye on my weight to make sure it remains stable
- Broaden my exercises to include more strength and stretching

Lisa
Height: 5'8"
Highest weight: 230
Current weight: 187.6
Target Weight: 160

"Be more stubborn than the scale." - Vivian Bedoya (BEMORESTUBBORN)

"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,342
3/19/14 3:12 P

I think I will do something similar to Eelpie.

I am also going to take a healthy photo



Eat what you like and if someone comments, eat them too

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ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (122,001)
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3/19/14 3:11 P

Take plenty of pictures, so you can look back and remember it, each time it happens, that's what I did and do................not kidding!

JLKCAMPER SparkPoints: (19,102)
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3/19/14 3:09 P

Eelpie ~ I love your idea! I'll have to do something similar!

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DENICEJO SparkPoints: (15,857)
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3/19/14 3:09 P

I'm going to set a new goal. I know that I need to lose more than 39 lbs. but figured it was a good starting point. Plus, I set my goal so that I could hopefully achieve it by my 39th birthday in May. It gave me something tangible to shoot for. To celebrate it though, I was thinking of either changing my hair style or getting the tattoo I've been always wanting but afraid to get.

BACKNBUSINESS Posts: 551
3/19/14 3:03 P

Wow some really good ideas here!

I will not support the fat!!
ANGIEPANGIEHFX SparkPoints: (1,773)
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3/19/14 2:32 P

I'm going to Cuba! (I'm not going until I feel comfortable wearing a bathing suit)

When you feel like quitting, think about why you started!
EELPIE Posts: 2,700
3/19/14 1:53 P

I am buying myself a turquoise ring - something beautiful to wear every day to remind me of how far I came, and how much it meant to me.

lol...I will be reminded of this weight loss journey every time I put food in my mouth, by seeing that ring!!

Other than that, I will be buying new clothes - not necessarily "sexy", just things that fit well and flatter me.

Edited by: EELPIE at: 3/19/2014 (13:54)
The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.
ANAMORPHOSIS Posts: 1,617
3/19/14 1:43 P

Buy new clothes and set a new goal. To stay fit.

Like Gold to Aery Thinness Beat. ~John Donne
SPARKLEYSHINE SparkPoints: (28,465)
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3/19/14 1:03 P

I'll be buying a whole new wardrobe when I hit my end goal! I am so sick of the clothes that I have now but don't want to buy much just yet.

LEMONS95 Posts: 109
3/19/14 1:02 P

i have found that with losing weight comes buying clothes. when i reach goal my daughter and i are heading into eccentric shops in chicago to buy really obnoxious pants! if i can find zebra stripes or cheetah print jeans i'm buying them!

"You're only in control if you behave like you're in control"
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BACKNBUSINESS Posts: 551
3/19/14 12:42 P

I hear ya!

I will not support the fat!!
LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 17,090
3/19/14 12:39 P

Anything I want to do... I do.
I won't wait for my weight - or anything else in life - to be perfect.


Because perfect doesn't exist....

�We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.�
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in T
BACKNBUSINESS Posts: 551
3/19/14 11:39 A

Hey, nothing wrong with making plans and goals. Im close to you in weight so I want something to look forward to. Try it

I will not support the fat!!
DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
3/19/14 11:38 A

i am so FAAAARRRR away from my goal, I have plenty of time to think about it.

:)
BACKNBUSINESS Posts: 551
3/19/14 11:03 A

What will you do, go on vacation, will you color or cut your hair will you donate your old clothes, will you start dressing sexy?

I jumped the gun! I needed a change so I cut n dyed my hair its not that short in comparison (upper back) but not good enough for my husband who's hair is in his lower back.......... yikes he hates it (I have to admit dont like it so much, not one of my better decisions). Getting cabin fever tired of winter need to do something, should have opted for a wig! Hoping it will grow back by the summer (fingers crossed) or at least fit my face when I loose some weight!

I hope to get back into my regular SEXY and tasteful clothes that are just on display in my closets

I will not support the fat!!
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