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St. Patrick's Day 5K

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Helloooooo

I hope everyone is having a fantabulous day! This will be my first blog adding pictures. I hope I do this right.

Today was the second time I ran in our local St. Patrick's day 5K. Last year it was a beautiful sunny morning, about 72 degrees at that time of the day. It was so much fun, I vowed to get better for next year.

This is what I was hoping to look like for another 70-degree race:



I believe it was a balmy 28 degrees this morning. So this is what I ended up wearing (I am on the right):



My daughter (she's on the left) did it with me this year which was wonderful. She lives in the city and I am out in the burbs so it's always a thrill to spend time with her!



She recently landed a job as the general manager of a local fitness center. It was great to have her there to keep me moving!

I didn't think too much about the temperature since I was too worried about being late. Her train came in this morning with just enough time to park and walk a few blocks to the gear check and line up.

We made it in plenty of time to get in line and dance around to songs on my Iphone. Okay, I danced a bit and sang a bit, she shook her head and laughed a bit. It's what we do. I have only done a few races and I just LOVE the thrill of taking off with everyone!

I lost her at just over two miles. I slowed down a bit, the cold air finally got to me. I picked it back up and was thisclose to catching back up to her and I got snarled in a slow moving group.

With about two blocks to go and the finish line in site, my legs were done but I channeled spark member BIGPAWSUP and told myself "oh HELL no you are NOT slowing down now!" I pushed it, grunted and chanted 'COME ON" "COME ON" out loud until I crossed the finish line.

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My time, drum roll please...... 34:19, six seconds fast than last year!!!! WHOOOO!! I'll take it considering it was such a beautifully, comfortable day last year and today was cold, damp and a little sleet thrown in at the end for an extra good time. I had a huge smile on my face and a tear in my eye when I crossed the finish line. I am SO happy I am strong and active and that I shared today with my wonderful daughter!

Next up, a charity 5K next month. Fingers crossed for better weather and a few more seconds off my time!


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FITMOMINNJ 3/26/2013 3:20PM

    Congrats Lady:) Love the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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    Yes, yes, yes! You go for it, girl! emoticon

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    Fantastic! Great job!!

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-AMANDA79- 3/17/2013 10:23PM

    Great time and super cute pics!!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 3/17/2013 11:49AM

    You and your daughter are so cute! Thank you for sharing your wonderful day! And congrats on your improved time in less than the best conditions!
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DARLY55 3/17/2013 8:50AM

    Great account of a fun day, great accomplishment made even more special by having your daughter with you! WOW! I'm excited for you!
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May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows your dead..
An Irish Blessing

Have a wonderful day babe
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HOLLYM48 3/16/2013 10:11PM

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I just signed up for my first 5K because after reading all these blogs, it just seems like such a fun thing to do. Great job! Way to rock that St. Patty's Day 5K! emoticon

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AM_MORRIS87 3/16/2013 10:11PM

    YAAAAY! I'm so proud of you! It's also so great to see pics of you and your daughter! I'm glad you had a great time, and I wish I could have been there to run it with you lol!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/16/2013 8:41PM

    Oh I am SOOOO proud of you! How awesome! Oh HELL YEAH!!!!

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That is great! You look awesome as does your daughter! What a fun way to spend the day! No races here -huge piles of snow and ice on the ground and -9 F temps :P A good day for indoor exercising. Our winter has lasted six long months and counting, with the first heavy snowfall happening Oct 15. There are some bold, hardy runners that get out in it, but its just too bad for any races to be held.
Enjoy your St. Patrick's Day!

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LORILEEPAGE 3/16/2013 8:03PM

    Awesome!!

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    That's awesome!

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BUSTING UP NEGATIVITY AND STRESS!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy hump day!

I am in week three of my stress-buster challenge. Iíve come a long way dealing with stress over the years but many times it still overcomes me. So Iím really working on it now.

Workouts really help! I try to get in two 15-minute walking breaks every day at work. Itís good to get away from the desk, clear my head and get a little refreshed. A good cardio and strength training workout really helps blow off pent-up steam!

This week I am working on choosing to be an optimist. Thatís a lot harder than it sounds but I believe I can do this. I have more than one family member going through a difficult time right now and this is where I struggle but Iím really working on it. Normally right now, I would be wallowing. I would stop working out, shut down, watch TV and blame myself even though none of it has anything to do with me.

I read somewhere,Ē itís not a bad day; there was a bad moment that you held on to all dayĒ. I canít remember the exact phrase but that was the idea. Looking back over the years I can remember being so overly dramatic about what a horrible time I was going through and thinking life was too unfair.

No question life was tough at that time; I have gone through some crap in my day. When I really think about it though, I can remember bright spots during that time as well. There were positive moments that I wish I had tuned into instead of wallowing in the bad times. I didnít have to be so miserable. I didnít have to let negative moments consume me but I did. I wish I could have chosen to turn away from negative influences.

But, whatís done is done. I cannot go back and fix anything, relive a past moment differently or change a bad decision I made. I know that is pointless. I know I must move forward every day being the best person I can possibly be now, take care of myself and support those I love, not berate myself for not being able to fix everything. I cannot hold on to a bad moment (or two or three) and tell everyone that I had a horrible day.

Iím running my second 5K on Saturday. Last year for this race, it was sunny and 70. This Saturdayís forecastÖ not so much. Iím fairly new to running and have never done a race in chilly weather. Iíve really been working on improving my strength and endurance over the past four months. I really have to keep reminding myself how far I have come. I still feel like the lazy couch potato I have been for many years and thatís just not true anymore! Only once in a while.

I was grumpy the other night watching the weather report. I went on and on about how horrible this is. I want it to be like last year, Iím too old for this. I immediately made myself shut up and told myself that it will still be a good day. I ran twice last week in chilly, damp weather and it wasnít so bad after the first five minutes. I even improved my time with each run so I will dress right, I will be out there with everyone else who loves to run and my daughter is doing it with me. I will be thankful that I am capable of running and that no matter what my time is on Saturday, it will be a great accomplishment for me!

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WENDYANNE61 3/18/2013 4:09PM

    Love your blog! It has really put my day into perspective and given me hope that I can change my attitude and make tomorrow a good day with only the odd negative blip - and not the other way around! THANKS! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 3/15/2013 8:32PM

    "Willed optimism": I believe it's possible and habit forming.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 3/15/2013 4:58PM

    Great attitude. Good luck tomorrow.

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KELLIEBEAN 3/14/2013 11:20AM

    All are welcome to hijack my blogs Suz! Jump right in the water's fine. emoticon

Always love to read your thoughts!

Like you, I have always been surrounded by negative people so I've been working on changing those habits in myself. Like Ghandi said, be the change you wish to see in the world.

I like what you said about loonking back at the 5k. it will be so cool to finish. I'm glad my daughter is running with me. We always have a good time!


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SUSUSUZZZIE 3/14/2013 10:22AM

    I think about how I made life harder on myself and those around me years ago, but I think I've had an optimistic core. It took a lot of effort to make the shift as a whole and sometimes still takes a lot of effort to stay positive. I also wonder if some of it doesn't come with wisdom and age. Maybe it is because I've survived some horrible situations that I can use that knowledge to give me faith that things will be ok or at least that worry and stress aren't going to make the unchangeable any better? I don't know what it is. My parents are judgmental and negative. My husband is easy going but cynical. I sometimes wonder where my positivity (not that I'm always positive) comes from.

I'm sort of going through a bummed out negative thing right now. I was going to blog it out, but I decided that it-was-what-it-was and there's not a lot to be gained so just put it away and move on. I don't mean suppress it. I just mean I'm choosing not to give it credit or give it a chance to grow by putting it out in the air. I don't think I'm explaining it well.

Sorry, didn't mean to hijack your blog but you made me think a little more and I always like that.

Good for you for not letting the threat of bad weather hold you back, especially after all the training and improvement. It's definitely a challenge but it will add character to the overall experience and your memories of this 5k. You'll think back..."remember that awful weather 2013 St. Pat's 5k and how good I felt for doing so well in site of less than perfect conditions."

And good luck fighting away the negative stuff. I think you are more positive than you feel. You are very supportive and you post frequent updates about how you have overcome all those things to go for a run when it was cold or go to the gym when you didn't feel it, etc. I feel your positive energy and it often helps me. Thank you for sharing your positive with us.


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TDEMAIO2 3/14/2013 6:56AM

    YES you are emoticon You have a GREAT attitude and I think I see you smiling emoticon Good luck on your race Saturday emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 3/13/2013 3:54PM

    awesome attitude!

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-SHOREIDO- 3/13/2013 1:43PM

    Great write!! Love the HUGE positve here : ) Your a motivator!! Thanks for sharing and best of luck to you on Saturday!
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 3/13/2013 1:30PM

    Great point! Have an awesome 5K!

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TORTISE110 3/13/2013 12:28PM

    I really like you and your blog, Kelliebean. Sure we have bad moments and why the heck not do our best to let them pass and look for the best.

I do find that I have mended the past a bit too, by remembering and savoring the good times in even troubled relationships. It's a little like reclaiming what is mine from past years!

And you of course know the saying, no bad weather, only bad clothes!! You certainly know the principle with your chilly damp weather runs! Way to go !! Proud to know you.

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MANDELOVICH 3/13/2013 11:15AM

    Love the idea that there aren't bad days, just bad feelings we hang onto.

Thanks!!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/13/2013 11:12AM

    Awesome attitude! And you are going to have a Terrific 5K. Enjoy!

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Never Ever Give Up and Self Realization

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Happy Sunday to all

I had a great day yesterday with family and friends. I didn't get much exercise in and I had a big dinner with friends but I was still happy because it was a good day. So much could have gone wrong and it didn't .

So I'm not sure why I was in a funk this morning. I was one with the couch. I'm three months into maintenance and I was slipping so I got mad at myself and sat still even longer.

About 10:00, I finally got up to walk the dog. It was about 28 degrees but it was very sunny so it was a good walk. When I got home, I felt energized and thought about running outside, something I haven't done since November.

That 40-degree day in November, I couldn't run the two miles I had worked up to so I joined a gym to keep running inside during the winter and to get ready for the St. Patrick's Day 5K. I hate to say, it's been frustrating. My time has not improved. I signed up with a trainer for strength training and yet my running time has not improved! I keep blaming it on the humidity in the building. I barely get started and I'm a sweaty mess.

So today after walking the dog, without over-thinking it, I pulled out the cold-weather running clothes and got out there. The first five minutes, I was saying bad words in my head about this being a dumb idea. I kept complaining in my head that I was freezing and that I'm not going to make it.

To my surprise, I felt lighter on my feet and ran longer before needing a walking break. The 28-degree cold did not bother my chest as bad as it did on that 40-degree day in November. The songs on my running playlist helped spur me on when after two miles, I was starting to give up.

As I was getting closer to home, I kept telling myself I was going to have to pass my house up to reach three miles, just a few houses I kept telling myself, it will be okay, just a few houses and I'll be done, I'm almost there. As I got to my driveway, I heard the coach on Map My Run app announce I had reached three miles in 33 minutes, not sure how many seconds. I got tears in my eyes and the biggest smile on my face, did a little dance into the driveway. Back in November, it took me 34 to 38 minutes.

I realized today that I am stronger than I thought I was, that I am improving and getting stronger every day. All of those workouts and bad running times, were important. Any moving, any activity is better than sitting on the couch. Tomorrow is another chance to continue on the path I started!

To anyone still reading this blog, please do not ever give up! Never think your workouts are not accomplishing anything, even when they are hard to get through. Never stop eating healthy even if you have an off day and down a whole bag of chips and dip, followed by a pint of ice cream.

Everything is cumulative, each step builds on another. Never stop taking one more step in the right direction. If you have run way off course, take a small step to get back on the right track, then take another and then take another and tell yourself this is a good thing, it is not pointless.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday!

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HDMCG05 3/15/2013 4:52PM

    Good job!!! I'm very happy for you!!! I need to be more like you!

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KIM2260 3/9/2013 5:58PM

    You are my motivation.............. emoticon thank you emoticon for the great blog

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ANDY_54 3/9/2013 9:30AM

    This is a great motivating blog for me--thanks for posting!

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Well done!

Very happy for you!

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AM_MORRIS87 3/7/2013 8:54PM

    Kellie this is so awesome!!!! I am so proud of you!!!! :)

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WATERMELLEN 3/7/2013 8:08AM

    So happy to see your anniversary blog in the spotlight and your motivator status: and this blog really tells the story about how hard it is to sustain the motivation for maintenance!! You can and will do it . . . . every day.

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INAFFIT319 3/7/2013 6:49AM

    Thank you for sharing this! I appreciate your honestly and your strength.
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TDEMAIO2 3/4/2013 6:26AM

    Thank you : )

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DARLY55 3/3/2013 7:18PM

    Thank you!
This is the message I needed to read today! I sense that I am getting stronger and I see evidence that effect, but sometimes when a workout doesn't feel right, I begin to feel like I am wasting my time. But, reading this shows me that I am not the only one who has less than stellar workouts sometimes. Pushing through them makes us faster and stronger. Never give up!
Thank you!!!

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TORTISE110 3/3/2013 4:31PM

    You are showing us how it's done. What a fine blog!

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SHERYLDS 3/3/2013 3:29PM

    "stronger than I thought I was"
love those words.....
GO FOR IT

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SUSUSUZZZIE 3/3/2013 2:22PM

    What a wonderful blog! I'm so happy for you.

I can so relate to the "humidity in the gym" and saying bad words in my head when it is tough!

I'm so proud of you for getting off the couch, which is often THE HARDEST part! And then you went out in the cold and had a wonderful run.

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A Spoonful of Sugar lyrics change

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sparker Sherylds blogged recently that she was thinking about the song from Mary Poppins, A Spoonful of Sugar when she works out. I thought that was great considering that song knocks around my head often when I have to talk myself into a workout.

Many times I change up the lyrics in my head and keep meaning to jot it down for fun. So for kicks and giggles, here you go....

In every job that must be done
There is an element of fun
You find the fun and SPARK!
The jobís a game
And every streak you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake
A lark, a spree itís very clear to seeÖ.

That some time on sparkpeople makes the healthy easier
Stronger muscles build blood pressure will go down
Just some time on sparkpeople makes the workout easier
In a healthy body way

A sparker logging all the food has very little time to brood
While planning healthy snacks throughout the day
Though quite intent in the pursuit we need a merry tune to toot
We know a song will move the job along!

Don't worry, I won't quit my day job to become a song writer. Just needed a mental health break.

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TDEMAIO2 3/1/2013 6:16AM

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    Sweet!

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LISAREADS 2/28/2013 1:57PM

    Very funny and ALL TRUE!
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CHAQUITA73 2/28/2013 1:16PM

    LOL!!! :-) Keep on singing!!

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Six Month Sparkaversary & Three months maintaining

Saturday, February 23, 2013

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On August 24, 2012, I got back on SparkPeople for the second time. I hit my goal weight on November 24, 2012. Maybe my lucky number should be 24!

It's a small victory but I'll take it. I have lost weight several times over the last 20 years but the minute I was able to buy smaller sized clothes or someone complimented me, BAM! The scale inched up again. So keeping my weight down for three months is a bit of an achievement for me!

Thanks to my spark friend Sususuzzi, I joined the group At Goal And Maintaining + Transitioning to Maintanance. They are a great group of people that really keep me focused. I also belong to the 1 Day Challenge team. Mkate88 is great at leading a challenge each day. Today I joined the SparkPeople Four Week Stress Busting Challenge. I've come a long way but still need to get a handle on managing stress.

It seems that there are so many gizmos and plans on the market to help you lose weight but not so much in the area of maintainance. So many ads out there.... "look at me in my bikini or size four jeans after two months." so much focus on getting skinny, not so much on overall health and wellness.

On SparkPeople, there is so much education and support AND IT'S FREE. It's not just about a number on a scale. I am constantly inspired by the blogs I read. There are so many people out there facing more difficult challenges than I do and they are making themselves healthy and changing their mindsets.

It's nice being more slender than I used to be but what I love more....

I can run up the 40+ stairs to my car every day after work and feel ok emoticon

I can run 5Ks when I never used to be able to run half a block emoticon

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This is the stuff that really makes me feel good about myself, more so than my size. I want to have strong muscles as I age and I want to live life as I age instead of living from one doctor's appointment or hospital visit to the next.

Here's to three more months of maintenance!

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 3/14/2013 10:05PM

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Totally agree. Health is much more important than clothing size.

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MANILUS 3/12/2013 4:15PM

    Congrats and happy to hear you are looking for health, not just a size!!

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PAM_COOPER 3/12/2013 1:22PM

    Congratulations!!!! I am at 3 months maintenance too---BUT probably can't do all the exercise feats you mention--still, I am happy with my accomplishment.

I am very excited that you have done SO well----keep up the momentum and one day it will be a 'natural'. (That's what I am telling myself!)

Looking forward to reading more of your posts AND being motivated by your insights.

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    Congrats on reaching your goal and staying there! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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FIREFLY_MEDIC 3/8/2013 6:19PM

    :)

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ANDSHEEWAS 3/8/2013 10:02AM

    As it is my birthday, August 24 is a great milestone day! Keep up the good work!

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LOGOULD 3/8/2013 8:59AM

    Thanks for the rminder of how precious those gift of health are. Part of that slippery slope to regaining weight for me has always been taking for granted the wonderful advances I had made and then letting the behaviors that got me there fall to the wayside. With the support and encouragement of the At Goal & Maintaining or Transitioning to Maintenance Team, maybe I can minimize my time on the slope and continue the climb to the pinnacle of success.

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JOANNEHOLL1 3/8/2013 12:21AM

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This is an exciting time of your life. Live it with all gusto. Those of us who are part way "over the hill" are your greatest cheerleaders!

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SUSIEMT 3/7/2013 10:04PM

    You are awesome! Keep up the good work!

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-SHOREIDO- 3/7/2013 9:20PM

    To the "Bean"
Loved the blog! Well written! A "feel good" shared is what it is and I'm so glad you shared with all of us.
I lknow I related to it and I'm sure lots of othere Sparkers did too!!
Isn't Sparkpeople such a great place to motivate and learn. Show and tell etc etc.
Enjoy it all!!
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    emoticon emoticon I love your Non-Scale victories!!! emoticon

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STORYCRAFTER 3/7/2013 7:38PM

    Way to go, Kellie! Thanks for the inspiring post!

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DESERTJULZ 3/7/2013 3:21PM

    And now, you can maintain forever, which is ever so much more impressive than losing in the first place emoticon

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DIANNEMT 3/7/2013 1:23PM

    WooHoo!!

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POPSY190 3/7/2013 1:11PM

    Congratulations on your anniversary! Health and well being are truly the bottom line! Well done!

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PRESBESS 3/7/2013 1:06PM

    I am so happy for you. Stay plugged in and keep up the good work!
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_LINDA 3/7/2013 12:23PM

    Happy, Happy Anniversary!! Way to focus on non scale victories!! That really is the key, to be able to enjoy doing physical things and not end up as a train wreck :)
Keep up the great work and enjoy many more maintenance anniversarys!
Welcome to the team!!

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MILLIE5522 3/7/2013 11:32AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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MOONCHILD8 3/7/2013 11:22AM

    Congratulations! on the three months. This is the hardest thing to do. I also have reached a goal and then could not maintain. Best wishes for many more. Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon

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MKELLY72 3/7/2013 10:17AM

    Love those lists of non-scale victories! Those are the things that keep us going!
Michelle

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FITMOMINNJ 3/7/2013 10:07AM

    Congratulations:) You have every right to feel proud of yourself:) emoticon emoticon

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MEXGAL1 3/7/2013 10:06AM

    great job and happy anniversary!

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MIDROAD 3/7/2013 9:28AM

    Very well put, thank you!

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OOLALA53 3/7/2013 9:26AM

    This is your new life. There will likely be bumps along the way over the years. It takes a few years for it to become the real norm. Maintenance is about just getting back to the routine as soon as possible, same day, preferably, so that you get to those benchmark years that much faster! And that way the slips are blips. That's why whatever we're doing has to fit reasonably into real life.

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BIGPAWSUP 3/7/2013 9:11AM

    You are amazing!

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KANOE10 3/7/2013 8:57AM

    Great job of maintaining your loss. You exercise and are getting fit! very inspirational. emoticon

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MANDELOVICH 3/7/2013 8:45AM

    Congratulations on getting to goal, on maintaining, and on all the wonderful NSV's! Very inspiring indeed!!

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WATERMELLEN 3/7/2013 8:04AM

    Well done on losing and maintaining! You've got it figured out!!

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MOMMY445 3/7/2013 7:59AM

    that is fabulous news! woo hoo! way to go!

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NUOVAELLE 3/7/2013 7:51AM

    Congratulations on creating a better and healthier version of yourself!
Keep it up!
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NELLJONES 3/7/2013 7:33AM

    Congrats on finding the reasons to keep on keeping on!!

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CHERYL_ANNE 3/7/2013 7:10AM

    You are inspiration to those of of us who are approaching our goal weight and are looking for Sparkers who model maintenance in a positive and realistic manner. I wish you much continued success!
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SLENDERELLA61 3/7/2013 7:00AM

    Here's to one strong woman!! Congrats. See you on the At Goal and Maintaining message boards!

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MAREE1953 3/7/2013 5:04AM

    Great blog, my friend and fellow maintainer!

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DSJB9999 3/7/2013 4:46AM

    emoticon emoticon on three months achieving, you are looking fabulous
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VTRICIA 3/6/2013 7:31PM

    Thanks for sharing this! So true how little support there is for maintaining weight loss.

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CELIAMINER 3/6/2013 12:06PM

    Happy maintenance emoticon !

Keep celebrating milestones!

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PMRUNNER 3/6/2013 5:30AM

    Awesome! thanks for sharing

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HAKAPES 3/6/2013 5:25AM

    Congratulations for the 3 months on the go!
Please continue to share your insights of the journey! :-)
You achievements sound great - even bigger then the actual weight loss.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/24/2013 12:03PM

    HAPPY HAPPY Six Months on SP and HAPPY HAPPY Three Months of Maintenance!
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WOW! An unexpected shout out! LOL!

I'm loving the AGAMTM Team even though I'm only starting to think about the transistion. I'm feeling more prepared for the next steps.

I was just thinking today about all the marketing towards weight loss compared to nothing for maintenance. Maintenance just isn't as provoking as weight loss and before and after pictures. I'm so grateful for finding the AGAMTM Team to be my positive role models and I'm glad the team is helping you as well!

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DAYHIKER 2/24/2013 10:36AM

    Awesome job!! Maintaining is, in some ways, harder than losing because there are no feel good rewards of a dropping scale or looser clothes. I'm with you on not wanting to live from doctor visit to doctor visit! emoticon

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Cindy

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TDEMAIO2 2/24/2013 9:45AM

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LORILEEPAGE 2/24/2013 8:45AM

    It is a good day for you to celebrate! I'll join in with you!
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I'm with you on not wanting to live from Drs appointment to Drs appointment or hospital visit to hospital visit!!!

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TORTISE110 2/24/2013 7:45AM

    I'm so happy for you and glad to share time on the Maintenance team with you! Love all your excitement about fitness. emoticon

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