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Goal Reached...Husband says STOP!...Begin Maintenance

Saturday, April 24, 2010

This morning, my "official" weigh-in day, I was 131.5 pounds - that's down 26.5 pounds from last November. (I'm 5' 6.75" tall) That's .5 pounds lower than my last goal. A few weeks ago my dear husband began worrying that I was not eating enough or losing too much. I told him then that I was NEVER going to be anorexic or bulimic and that he could tell me to stop losing and I would comply. He graciously allowed me to continue to the last goal without nagging, but since I have now reached it, he wants me to stop.

It's really fine with me. I'm not attached to a number on the scale. What I want is a great figure. I'm thrilled to be fitting into size 6 pants - and some of them are too loose now! I need to continue to build muscle so my tummy will flatten more, but I don't feel like I need to keep losing weight.

HOWEVER... I'm not sure finding the calorie level for maintenance will be easy.
I'm going to go look at maintenance teams today. emoticon I'm going to need all the help I can get! Thanks to everyone who has helped, encouraged and motivated me when I needed it! You've made the journey much more pleasant, and together we've accomplished the first part of what I set out to do - lose the weight. Now for the hard part - keeping it off FOREVER!
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    1939 days ago
    I know that the DH wants you to stop - but you use your medical guidelines and your good judgement. People get "use" to seeing us a certain weight and as we begin to look different it changes their point of reference and they become uncomfortable. Be sure you do what is right by you and not be intimidated by others :) even the ones we love the most :)

    did I mention how incredibly proud of you I am!!! You are such a shining star - just like your amazingly beautiful daughter who I love so much! You GO GIRL! :) Maintenance will be a snap! Because we are all right here - just like before cheering you ON! :)
    2849 days ago
    Congratulations on hitting your goal weight - what a huge accomplishment! So proud of you and your journey....!!!! Best of luck to you on the hard part - maintenance!!
    2885 days ago
    Congratulations! You have done wonderfully. And, with your attitude and focus, maintenance should go well for you.
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    2886 days ago
    You have done absolutely great! Good for you!!
    2886 days ago
    Congrats on reaching your goal weight. I've been there at least twice recently, but then would gain a few lbs back. I'm about 1.5 lbs from goal and have decided to go pass a few lbs more to give myself a cushion this time.

    I'm not looking forward to maintenance either because I know it will take time to work out how many calories I will be able to consume without gaining weight. But we can get it done.

    2886 days ago
  • BAMBAM87
    wow you look fantastic congratulations!
    2886 days ago
    Congrats to you.

    You are officially a good example to us all!!! emoticon

    I can only hope and dream of the day I reach my goal, it's at least 40 more pounds!!! But you're blog helped me get focused again and I appreciate that


    2886 days ago
    I too am a little aprehensive about heading to maintinence. I know for me pretty much everything is a slippery slope when it comes to food. I guess it is the same as how you loose. Go with BMR and work from there. I wish you luck!

    Trust the process. Do right, things go right.
    2886 days ago
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