Came to check out your page since you were named "Motivator of the Day" today. From reading your blog, I see you are gone from SP. I hope you are continuing to do well. And congrats on being honored today. 176 days ago
You aren't accepting spark mail, so I can't remind you that way. So I'll paste the message here. :-)
Thanks for celebrating your maintenance anniversary with the At Goal and Maintaining team!
In order to make sure the information is up to date, we all need to renew it once a year. Entries more than a year old will be removed from the active list and archived.
You're getting this message because your entry is either getting close to a year old or already past a year.
Please go to the form and re-enter your information: tinyurl.com/My-Maintenance-Anniversa ry I'll delete the older entry for you. In fact, you can update anytime you want, because I periodically go through and remove older duplicate entries.
If you want to see what you entered last year, you can go here: tinyurl.com/Hall-of-Maintainers
Entries over a year old will be archived. If you’re no longer on the list and you want to see what you entered before, I can get those numbers for you - just shoot me a SparkMail message.
Thanks, and congratulations on your continued maintenance!
P.S. If you are struggling, please don’t disappear! Many scientific papers by the National Weight Control Registry consider it “successful maintenance” even if you keep only 10% of your original weight off. You might actually be successfully maintaining by this definition and not even realize it!
Their data also say that successful maintainers usually report several attempts at loss and maintenance before finally getting it “right.” So the struggle is worth it - you CAN get better at this… We have a whole section with resources about that in the Big Page of Links titled, “When you stumble”: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links
We all have setbacks. I know personally how painful that can be - in my 20s I lost 100+ lbs then gained it all back plus almost 100 more. You CAN recover lost ground, get it all back off again, and keep it off. It just takes sticking with the program and continuing to learn how to creatively maintain.
So if you’re in that boat, please don’t give up like I did in my 20s and 30s - stick with it and let us on the team know how we can help - someone who helps you today might need YOUR help in the future!
My recommendation would be to update your maintenance information for where you are currently at, now, and once you get back to your happy range, just update again with the new numbers. (You can always update, anytime. When I see a duplicate entry I delete all but the latest one.)
It can be really inspirational for others to see that you’re still in the game and working at it, especially if you aren’t perfect. After all, who is???
And if you feel like you’ve really lapsed, did you know there’s a Spark Team just for people recommitting to the process? Check them out, here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/g roups_individual.asp?gid=60831
P.P.S. If you don’t want to hear from me again, just let me know and I’ll take your name off the reminder list. Otherwise I’m going to keep bugging you until you add yourself back onto the current list of successful maintainers. :-)