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    SHERRYJVP   49,625
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I met my final weighloss goal. Excited, but..now what?

Friday, September 02, 2011

I am excited. I actually exceeded my weightloss goals. I feel good and have gone off of 2 medications completely. I will probably need to buy winter clothes (what a sacrifice.he he).

But I am still terrified of gaining it back..but I can't keep losing either. I adjusted my goals and it adjusted my calorie requirements. 300 more. I am not sure where to get them. My first thought is 3 cookies. LOL..but I know that sugar is dangerous for me...not only the diabetic part, but the fact that it usually sends me on a binge. ....

I would like to just start counting freggies and water and fitness..and set some specific new fitness goals, as my gym is supposed to open monday...but not sure if just counting freggies will be enough to keep me where I need to be or not.

I am going to look at joining a maintenance team too.

Any advice would be appreciated.

thanks for all the support. I couldn't have done it without you and this site.
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MMRB7111 9/6/2011 2:18PM

    Congratulations on reaching your goal weight. You should be very proud of yourself working hard to get where you wanted to be. The only advice I have is stay with SP. There are plenty of people here who have reached their goal weight and are keeping the weight off.

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ANNEMAC5 9/2/2011 2:48PM

    I reach my goal last October and felt just like you. It was frightening not having that specific goal weight to aim for. But I managed to stay3lb below goal and altered my weight ticker. My trick was to set myself little challenges I do eat a bit more and don't use the tracker but weight go back so easily. I still weight myself 3-4 times a week and I joined the 50+maintainers group.
congratulations on reaching goal now a little mental adjustment and you will stay there, emoticon

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62NVON 9/2/2011 2:30PM

    Sherry, I've been just counting freggies, water & fitness myself for quite a while. I try to eat as little processed food as possible and watch the portions. When the scale starts ticking up, I adjust. I was so afraid of gaining it back... still am sometimes... but I've been hovering around my goal range for almost a year now! I think the longer you maintain, it becomes a little easier... lifestyle, you know. =)

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 9/2/2011 1:35PM

    Congrats!

Feel free to join the At Goal and Maintaining maintenance challenge that is starting next week...

https://docs.google.
com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_
US&authkey=CK6h0eQJ&formkey=dFV
UWjB4Ym45WEZCVnZiSVJ1RGFNUGc6MQ#gid=0

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APIRLRAIN888 9/2/2011 1:06PM

    congratz! maintenance is the hardest ;p STAY with SP I got off 2 months gained it all back ;p

mini restart ;p with tons of SP support

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DANCINGGARDENER 9/2/2011 12:58PM

    Congratulations! You must feel like Wonder Woman herself! If only I had an invisible jet to take you for a ride in!
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Transitioning to maintenance must be a trip... somehow you have to convince that "must do what it takes to be better" part of you that, where weight is concerned, you can't get any better! Since you've relied on that part of you for so long to reach this goal, it probably won't be easy to convince it that you are fabulous enough. I think finding it something else to do, like new fitness goals, is a very good idea.

But seriously, you should let yourself have three cookies. Maybe not everyday but if anyone deserves cookies, it's you lady!




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GOOSIEMOON 9/2/2011 12:50PM

    Congratulations on meeting your goal! That's fantastic!

Maybe you should approach maintenance the same way you approached weight loss - with a willingness to be accountable day-by-day, keep the things that work and change those behaviors that don't work.

It sounds like you've already begun to plan for success and that's a big deal!

Have a great day!

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MOSTMOM1 9/2/2011 12:40PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! That's fantastic! You'll do great with maintenance. Maybe you could set a new challenge, like learning something new. That's always fun. Woohoo for you-Spark on!
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JANI-LOU 9/2/2011 12:40PM

  Well first of all, congratulations! Wow! You made it! That is fabulous. I'm not there yet to my final goal, but in the three years it took getting this far, I've discovered that for me, it is always going to be a balancing act. I think you are on the right track. Keep up the good habits you've learned, and increase your calories slightly to balance out your weight-loss. I'm sure there are Spark Teams dedicated to maintenance and support.
Great job! After all the hard work and effort you have put in, you deserve to be able to enjoy your new look. I read that continuing to weigh in is very important, and most important is keeping the right attitude. If it starts creeping up, get back on track again. You can do it! You are worth it! Congratulations!
Jan

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