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CATHERINEKIRBY
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Holding my ground!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

18 months with Sparks and 5 months at goal and I am proud that I am in control of my weight. It is a daily "battle", not really the right word, but does reflect how much attention I give maintenance. It is easier to default into losing, but the up and down of natural body fluctuations is the hurdle of maintenance, for me. I have a five pound window and have once gone outside it since being at goal, BUT-- I got back to where I want to be by dropping my calories a bit and focusing on tracking my food better. Each time I gain more confidence that I CAN handle the ups and downs.

My going to sleep mantra lately is "I am STRONG, I am in CONTROL, I CHOOSE my DESTINY daily".

The ups and downs of maintenance is the journey. In my "old" life, the ups were 100 to 1 to the downs so of course I do not believe that when I go to the up side of my window that I will bring it down again. But, each time I do is another confirmation of my new tools and ability.

For anyone that thinks once the weight is gone the battle is over... HELLO- this is the battle to win and I am WINNING!

Catherine
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  • DAYHIKER
    You are doing a great job of maintaining and I know it is hard work. I've struggled the past two years with it--ARG. Your determination and success are inspiring!
    I believe you will stay strong and win the war!!

    emoticon Cindy
    2557 days ago
  • KAPOWILICIOUS
    You are SO right on the whole "maintenance battle" thing!

    Four years ago I reached my goal weight. I stayed at that weight for approximately one year, and then slowly gained all the weight back AND THEN SOME. I guess I thought my body would magically stay thin- boy was I wrong!
    2558 days ago
  • LADYIRISH317
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    2559 days ago
  • JUNIPER1974
    you can do it!
    2562 days ago
  • RAINRUN
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    2562 days ago
  • MJLUVSANIMALS
    The battle of maintenance looks to be a task. So losing is half the battle. Good blog. MJ
    2562 days ago
  • SPARKMEFIT
    Good for you!!! emoticon
    2562 days ago
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