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Repeating A Blog Just Because

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Indulge me. I liked this blog, so I'm going to repeat it, although there isn't much profound about it. Nonetheless, I remember the event well. From 12/19/09:

"That's a beautiful blouse," I overheard an attractive woman say to a younger one who must have been her daughter.

She picked the blouse up and held it in front of her. "There's no way!" she said with disgust, almost flinging the blouse back on the rack .

I sized her up from the back as she stormed away. Maybe. The blouse went with me to the dressing room. I held my breath. It fit. Could I be smaller than that lovely lady?

After I purchased the blouse, I started to wonder. Did I buy the blouse because I really liked it or did I buy it because she liked it and couldn't?? I smiled. It doesn't matter. It really doesn't matter.

Today: I still fit nicely in a small petite and I still have that blouse. It is flattering. I think of this story every time I wear it.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 1/19/2014 5:04PM

    emoticon great story!

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/18/2014 1:01PM

    Somehow I managed to stop getting emails when you blog... I must have failed to click a link at some point... but I'm glad I went back a few days and found this one... it made me smile! emoticon You rock, Marsha!

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SUNRISEDANCER 1/16/2014 10:41PM

    I love this story! It is awesome that you are still wearing it!
Thanks for sharing.

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_LINDA 1/16/2014 9:41PM

    Huge non scale victory -that has got to be memorable!

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OHMEMEME 1/16/2014 9:20PM

    Let the positives ring!

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MJREIMERS 1/16/2014 8:51PM

    You deserved that blouse!

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WATERMELLEN 1/16/2014 8:33PM

    I like this blog too!! One of those BIG and LIFECHANGING NSVs!!

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MEXGAL1 1/16/2014 7:25PM

    great story...love it! And your right it doesn't matter and you still ware it.
good for you.

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TRAVELGRRL 1/16/2014 6:08PM

    What a fun memory for you, NOT HER, LOL!

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WILD4STARS 1/16/2014 5:28PM

    Love it.

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GABY1948 1/16/2014 4:37PM

    I'll bet you do! Great story, Marsha!

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PLUGINALONG 1/16/2014 4:08PM

    You have really succeeded.

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Cookies Then and Now

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

11/05/2009:
When I looked at today's meal plan I broke out in laughter. Listed is one chocolate chip cookie at lunch time. Why would that be funny? The picture of me eating just one cookie on first thought just seemed unthinkable -- yes, downright funny. I mean, when I was a child my mom would bring out the cookies at the end of the meal and the four of us - mom, dad, me, and sister Deb - would finish off the three rows packaged in crunchy plastic. Like a pack of lions after a kill we'd all stay right at it to make sure we got our share. I thought 10-12 was the normal serving. And on those joyous times when my mom baked chocolate chip cookies, I ate chips out of the bag, dough out of the bowl, and enough broken ones that by the time they came to the table I might only eat 6 more.

Relearning portion sizes will be key for my permanent weight loss. I'm still a little ambivalent on whether it is better now for me to just leave out those sweet, fat tempting treats or try to learn to eat just one.

1/15/2014:
I was right. Relearning portion sizes has been key to keeping the 80 pounds off. Now most of the time I can eat one cookie if I want to. Often I'd rather have more volume of food - more fruits, veggies, whole grain, nonfat dairy - than to spend my calories on things that are so dense. I just like to eat a lot more than I like treats!

Occasionally, I must be careful. When I am tired, hungry, and stressed I must be careful. If I must bake cookies at such a time I would want someone to keep me company and help me pack them up for where they are going!

And occasionally I do really want a treat. I know I can have it and that is a great feeling!!


  
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TAICHIDANCER 1/16/2014 10:34AM

    Three of you would eat an entire package? Amateurs! I used to do it by myself!

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DONNABRIGHT 1/16/2014 9:07AM

    Amazing how our priorities change!

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_LINDA 1/16/2014 12:36AM

    Love the description of before and after -probably describes most everyone on here! You have come a long way!

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TINAJANE76 1/15/2014 9:29PM

    Love the comparison of your perspectives! It really is amazing what many of us have come to think of as a normal-sized portion. I used to think nothing of polishing off entire packages of cookies in one sitting and FORGET about fresh-baked ones. Living over in Italy has been really instructive from the point of view of portion control being an important key to overall good health and weight management. Although some of the habits, and subsequently the waistlines, are becoming more Americanized, traditional Italian eating habits include small portions of all kinds of food, even the not-so-healthy stuff. It's what I'm slowly trying to work my way towards as I undo many years of negative habits. It's so great that we can retrain ourselves into better habits and enjoy our treats for what they are--occasional and delicious!

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BOOKAPHILE 1/15/2014 9:17PM

    Portion sizes... the downfall of many. You've done really well. I'm enjoying your series on old blogs.

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BLUENOSE63 1/15/2014 6:56PM

  As I cannot eat just one cookie, I skip them all together. I can eat just one potato chip though.

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TRAVELGRRL 1/15/2014 6:13PM

    Funny about the family habits! We had strict "cookie rules" in my mother's house: two cookies at lunchtime, three for dessert after dinner!

I'm like you though; I prefer more volume of lower-calorie foods. I'd much rather have a big bowl of mixed fruit than a small piece of pie.

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GABY1948 1/15/2014 4:53PM

    emoticon and emoticon as I sit here munching on a cucumber instead of something far more dense and less satisfying to me when I think of it. As for cookies, they are my THING...the one thing I could eat until I pop. BUT...I DID do away with sugar and January 1 was 16 months since I gave up sugar (desserts and sweets) and it was the emoticon thing I ever did because sweets no long call to me no matter who is eating them.

Now, if I can just get to where you are in maintenance I will truly be ecstatic! Such an inspiration you are, Marsha! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSB8604 1/15/2014 2:22PM

    It's really awesome that you've figured things out!

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HOLLYM48 1/15/2014 2:13PM

    I had to look twice since one was dated a few years ago and today. Congrats on learning portion control. It truly is the key to keeping the weight off for good. I never use to look at calorie content and now I will compare and pick the same item with fewer calories. I love cookies too so I really try not to bake them because then the tempation is just to much but on occasion, I will enjoy every calorie laden bite of one.
Amazing what our minds and bodies can become accustomed to when we decide to get healthy!

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WATERMELLEN 1/15/2014 1:58PM

    What a great blog. Marsha you ARE emotionally an adult, there is no question about it. You live it, every day. And the results show it.

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ME_B4_INSANITY 1/15/2014 1:29PM

    Well if the cookie monster now carries around a banana we can all eat just one cookie.

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WIFE48 1/15/2014 1:23PM

    emoticon emoticon Isn't it wonderful that healthy living doesn't mean we can't have some foods but just learn portion control.

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CELIAMINER 1/15/2014 1:20PM

    "Pack of lions after a kill" Ha, haaaa, do I ever resemble that remark! My downfall, at least through my hormone-impacted reproductive years, was an attack of the salty-sweets (or sweet-salties, depending on which I started with). I could polish off an entire bag of gum drops and then an entire bag of Doritos. No wonder I got fat! It took a huge amount of willpower to break my sugar addiction, but that drive served me well when I finally found SparkPeople and decided to do something about my weight.

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LAILATN 1/15/2014 1:13PM

    emoticon It's awesome that you've learned to limit treats. You're an inspiration!

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KANSASROSE67 1/15/2014 1:11PM

    Love the insight! In the past, I could easily eat 10-12 Oreos at once, but I've mostly learned to control it and have 3...at 150 calories, this is an acceptable treat for me.

I had to laugh at your description of eating chocolate chips, then dough, then broken pieces, then the actual cookies. That was me as child, and an adult, too!


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I BELIEVE!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I'm reviewing my old blogs to see how far I've come, to look for issues still unresolved, and to see if there are some lessons I need to relearn.

On November 17, 2009, I had an experience I had never had before in my entire life. The scale was up, just by a few tenths of a pound, and I was okay with that. I was not trying to lose weight -- or feeling totally defeated -- for the first time in decades.

I wrote, "Losing weight is exciting, but all good things must come to an end." And, "the biggest thing for me to work on is making maintaining my weight second nature to me. That includes accepting that some days the scale will go up a bit."

Can't say that maintaining my weight is second nature, but I have taken steps forward. Probably the biggest change between today and 11/17/09 is that I BELIEVE I can maintain. I know what to do. (I may debate the optimum food plan, but I know several plans that will maintain my weight.) I know I can do it. As I have often written, it isn't always easy, but it is worth it. And I no longer freak out and assume I'm gaining it all back if the scale is up a bit!

  
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BOPPY_ 1/15/2014 3:47PM

    Success and now meta-tracking. Cool!

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TAICHIDANCER 1/15/2014 11:34AM

    My daily fluctuations are a lot more than a few tenths of a pound so I'm going to have to have a larger tolerance range. I have a friend who weighs himself both after rising and before going to bed and he knows what his maintenance weights for both those times of day should be. Spark on!

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MEXGAL1 1/15/2014 10:05AM

    We do have to believe that we can remain at a healthy weight. I believe now that I can....of course with planning.
Thanks for sharing Marsha and have a great day.
Sallie

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GABY1948 1/15/2014 7:54AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon THIS is exactly where I PLAN to be sometime soon. Thank you for all your inspiration ALL the time! emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 1/14/2014 3:37PM

    Congratulations on achieving a level of comfort that many of us hope to attain. emoticon

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CELIAMINER 1/14/2014 3:15PM

    I wanna be like you when I grow up. Seriously, I have stopped having the nightmares in which I wake in a panic that I have gained all my weight back, but I still stress when I am in the dumps of exercise inertia and feeling like I'm out of control with eating.

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BOOKAPHILE 1/14/2014 2:52PM

    I want to have that firm belief! I'm in the cautiously optimistic stage, right now. Keep showing me how it's done!

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WATERMELLEN 1/14/2014 12:51PM

    Wow, that is huge huge HUGE (caps fully merited). I'm thinking this will have a significant impact on my scales thing . . . and that's gotta be great.

(And incidentally, all of us here BELIEVE that you will MAINTAIN 4ever. You convinced us a long long time ago).

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RUN4FOOD 1/14/2014 11:46AM

    Sounds like a great lesson has been learned.

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    Congratulations, what a victory!

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Letting Go and Living in Celebration

Monday, January 13, 2014

I'm warming up and gathering speed as I travel down the runway to takeoff for my 5th anniversary of achieving a healthy weight after more than 5 decades of being overweight or obese. The date is still 8 weeks away. Am I overdoing this?? Yeah, maybe, but it is me. I'm happy living in a state of celebration!!

Reviewing my old blogs has been fun, too. Wish I'd been blogging during the time I lost the weight, but I didn't start until I came to SparkPeople and was getting close to my final goal weight. Okay, look at what I was blogging mid-November 2009:

* I told of knee pain on one day, but it was already much better the next day. I really hadn't remembered that knees had been an issue that recently. I've been running since January 2011 and have had no knee pain since then. I faithfully did the exercises in the SparkPeople article about strengthening and stretching knees and I'm sure it helped!

* I celebrated that granddaughter Natalie was potty trained. Well, now it is Gwen, her 3 year old sister. She's not had an accident in several weeks. Hubby has agreed to new carpet or flooring after this accomplishment. Time to start shopping!

* I shared that I had planned a whole day of eating and proposed to do a month of meal plans and shopping lists. I still do my best eating when I've planned ahead. I have made some meal plans, but they could still be improved.

Reading back, the blog that affected me the most I titled, "Regrets, I Have a Few...":

"Eating healthy feels so right now. How I wish I had found this lifestyle years ago. How would my life have been different?

"Oh, who knows. With more confidence I might have made more mistakes! LOL None of us can go back. So let's go forward, smarter and wiser.... "

But now, have I gone on "smarter and wiser"? There are times I still wonder what my teenage and young adult years would have been had I figured out how to eat healthy decades earlier. There are times I still want to blame my mom, and dad, for raising me fat. I recognize that there is nothing to be gained from such self-indulgent dreaming. There are times I still feel like I missed out. Well, so be it. This year a teenage family member who was so fit and beautiful made some bad mistakes that will affect her the rest of her life. It touched me in many ways. Of course, I want to support her now, but I also want to use this lesson to help me once and for all let go those things, those years, I cannot re-live. My life might not have been any better had I been a healthy weight my whole life. So, over 4 years ago, I knew I needed to let go this resentment and regret, but I'm still working on it!!

So, thanks, SparkFriends, for letting me share and vent. I truly enjoy living in a state of celebration of my health and fitness, even if I didn't get to it until late in life!!


  
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AQUAGIRL08 1/14/2014 3:52PM

    Better late than never! All during my teenage years, my mom made comments about how large I was. This made me self conscious and eroded my self esteem. I was a shade under 5'6" and weighed 135 pounds. Looking back, I can see that I looked fine and was a healthy weight. I felt like I was fat and ugly. I spent most of the rest of my life ashamed of my weight and appearance. What I am trying to say is that weighing a certain number doesn't determine what we are on the inside. Even at a healthy weight, I still thought I was fat because of the way I was treated at home.

You are beautiful both inside and out, Marsha! It just took you a while to realize it. Congratulations on all you have achieved!

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TAICHIDANCER 1/14/2014 8:37AM

    Can't tell you how many times I've wished for a time machine. But as _LINDA posted earlier: better late than never.

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_LINDA 1/13/2014 10:46PM

    emoticon Better late than never!
Coming up on an exciting anniversary!!


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OHMEMEME 1/13/2014 9:10PM

    And the party goes on...! Keep celebrating and no way is it too soon to do so! I read something the other day that says the average lifespan is about 25,000 days and hitting 50 I realize that gives me 0-8000 so I want every one of those left to be about celebrating life today and not holding on to any past days that do not serve my purpose today. Congrats on maintenance. You inspire and give hope that it is possible to do so.
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SLIMLILA 1/13/2014 8:52PM

    Loved your blog, Marsha.. Congrats ahead of time, what's wrong with celebrating..... shows me what a long way I have to go...and it's not just with the diet either, as you pointed out..

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STRIVERONE 1/13/2014 8:34PM

    I can identify with you second to last paragraph. No resentment, but a little regret.

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WATERMELLEN 1/13/2014 5:46PM

    Great blog. Letting go of regret and resentment . . . yeah. Tough. I suppose that being a parent ourselves (and in your case a grandparent too!) helps us forgive. Most of the time, our parents probably did the best they could with the wisdom and the info that they had at the time: and so did we as parents. I'm hoping my DD and DS are able to forgive me for all the mistakes I made. "Forgive us our trespasses . . ." I suppose.

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    Better late than never! And it's never too late! emoticon

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GABY1948 1/13/2014 2:33PM

    Marsha, I share so many of the regrets with you but I am not going to look back anymore...it's pointless...I am going to be the best that I can be...and like ONEKIDSMOM tells us we are WORTH it (this new life)!

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BOOKAPHILE 1/13/2014 1:35PM

    We can't change the past. Letting it go and moving forward is the only thing that makes sense.

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MEXGAL1 1/13/2014 10:42AM

    I like the comment "living in a state of celebration"....I am going to borrow that as it fits me well now that I have my autoimmune disorders under control.
Have a terrific week.
Sallie

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MARGARITTM 1/13/2014 9:27AM

    Let it go...... move forward ..... what a fabulous example you are giving your children and grandchildren!

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Clothing and Maintenance

Sunday, January 12, 2014

I'm reviewing blogs from my first year of SparkPeople, my time of achieving a weight I didn't think was possible for me, over 80 pounds below my 1999 high.

In mid-November I wrote two blogs about clothing:
1. My 2X clothes allowed me to gain or lose more than 15 pounds without changing sizes; my size 4's require I stay in about a 5 pound morning maintenance range. Still true.
2. One of my WW friends blames elastic waists for a significant part of America's weight problem. One SparkFriend responded that Dr. Phil said sweat pants are threatening to marriages as you can gain without realizing. I rarely wear elastic waists now and rarely have ever worn sweat pants.

Clothes were a big part of my maintenance effort. I got to know and accept my new body by shopping. Each Saturday after WW free weigh in I felt like I had at least as much as a WW meeting costs to spend on me. I spent a long time on most Saturdays trying on clothes and developing a new sense of style. I usually bought one item on very good sale. It took me months and months before I finally said I have a complete wardrobe at my new size.

I also enjoyed taking my bigger clothes to the thrift store that supports the non-profit literacy and basic needs agency I used to run. It was a very good feeling to be free of those clothes, but to let them go to someone who would benefit from a real bargain, and support an important effort.

I did post a picture of me in shorts and a bicycle helmet and a kind of dressy shirt some time back. One SparkFriend called me on the glamour shirt with the cycling outfit. Okay, that is funny. For a while I felt like I wanted to wear figure-revealing clothes all the time. Now I'm quite content to wear whatever is appropriate. Yesterday I wore really loose-fitting running clothes and noticed how comfortable they were!!


  
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AQUAGIRL08 1/14/2014 4:00PM

    As I lose, I am finding that I am starting to enjoy shopping more too. I have to be careful not to purchase too many new clothes because I am shrinking and clothes are expensive. Still, a great outfit can really lift the mood!

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TAICHIDANCER 1/13/2014 9:00AM

    I'm going through a similar process. When I was morbidly obese, everything had to be baggy. No - even though I'm not at goal yet - I have lost enough weight, and have been lifting weights long enough that I am learning to love my body and I am slowly shifting not only to smaller clothes but to clothes that have a more form fitting cut.

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CELIAMINER 1/13/2014 8:28AM

    When I got to my goal weight, I pretty much followed your pattern of shopping for form-fitting clothes to show that my tummy was much flatter than it used to be and that my arms had definition. Now, I pretty much live in my Lucy Everyday Yoga Pants, because they are so comfortable and nice looking. They are the only "forgiving" pants I have now, since I got rid of all my baggy sweat pants, but I do still wear sweatshirts.

Oh, and I do plan to get a runner's tutu for the Diva's HM in September.
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ALIIDA 1/13/2014 2:46AM

    I'm about the same age and height with about 16 lbs to lose. I know I can get there, but I'm afraid of not being able to maintain. Your story tells me it's possible. Thank you for being such an inspiration. Your running is awesome, too! And I just love your clothes and taste in colors.
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PHEBESS 1/12/2014 11:08PM

    I think clothes in smaller sizes are the best rewards ever!!!!

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TRAVELGRRL 1/12/2014 10:29PM

    One of the happiest days of my life was giving away the size 16 elastic waist pants! I swear I'll never need to wear them again. Congratulations on being a size 4. That's awesome!

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WATERMELLEN 1/12/2014 10:18PM

    Like you, I find clothes really help me maintain . . . although I'm never likely to fit into a size 4!!

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EDDYMEESE 1/12/2014 9:59PM

    I also agree with a lot of what you said...my "fat" clothes allow me to gain and lose 15-20 pounds but when I was at my lowest, I not only couldn't allow myself to gain, but the way my clothes fit was how I gauged when I needed to be "good" again..

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GRANDMABABA 1/12/2014 9:16PM

    I so agree with the elastic waist comment. I wear stretchy things to work out, but wear fitted waists most other times for that reason. I want to know if things begin to be snug so I don't get caught off guard.

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MONANISA 1/12/2014 8:58PM

    I agree the non elastic is the way to go!
Buying clothes at discount stores as I approached goal weight made me feel great and recommit each week.

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MJREIMERS 1/12/2014 7:44PM

    Oh, you are so right about everything in this blog! I don't wear sweats, but I do wear yoga pants that don't have a tie at the waist. If you gain, you definitely see it as well as in my running pants!

Keep up the great work!

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MSLZZY 1/12/2014 7:38PM

    Sweat pants are for sleeping only. I wear fitted jeans and dress pants and I can always tell when I've gained.

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BOOKAPHILE 1/12/2014 6:26PM

    I'm still in the space where I want to wear figure revealing clothes. (covered, but shapely.) You've done so well with your maintenance! Thanks for blazing the way.

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GABY1948 1/12/2014 5:36PM

    I SO agree about the elastic waists on clothes. I NEVER buy them. It IS too easy to not realize something is tight until it is too late!

Marahs, I am SO proud of you! You deserve every moment of glory you get. When I am FINALLY on maintenance and MAINTAINING well like you are then I will too!

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