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Bonus blog - pointer to the Elusive Maintainers of Weight Loss

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Today's featured Spark People article was about tips of the 5% who "keep it off". Well, that's an OLD article, and one of the leaders of the At Goal And Maintaining Team puts it out there in the link above. WE ARE HERE! Thousands of maintainers, and this is not the ONLY team out there for maintainers.

So, let us remember that here at Spark there are hundreds of examples of this "elusive" breed, trying to get the word out: being healthy is far more than losing the pounds, it's MAINly about MAINtaining a healthy lifestyle, years beyond the so-called "finish line" of goal weight range.

Give her blog a read. Like it. It's worthy of MAIN circulation! emoticon emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 8/14/2012 11:59PM

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    Thanks for this blog. I didn't know there were any maintenance groups on SP. Hope I can join one soon!!! Just have a few more pounds to go. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 8/14/2012 7:44AM

    Good for you! We gotta underline the MAINtaining message!!

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RONNIEHUEY 8/14/2012 2:58AM


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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 8/14/2012 1:30AM

    Thanks for raising your voice about maintenance, too.
So many on the AG&M team are willing and open and sharing. It just about kills me to see us portrayed as elusive and secretive!

While some of them listen some of the time, the main problem seems to be that the SP team are overloaded and understaffed. They don't really have the time to devote to all the different special interests represented in the community.

The point I'm trying to make (which you clearly get) is that all of this weight loss is in vain if folks can't keep it off. Maintainers aren't a special interest inside the community. We're the ones who can help everyone else stay at a healthy weight.

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KARIDIAN1 8/13/2012 10:29PM

    I read that blog too. Good points.

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CASEYTALK 8/13/2012 10:53AM

    I think of myself being in the training phase for the real goal -- maintaining a healthy weight once I get there.

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KALIGIRL 8/13/2012 8:45AM

    No wonder WE emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 8/13/2012 12:21AM

    Yes, the maintainers are worth a lot of spotlight, thatīs where we all like to be! You are an inspiration.

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ANDI571 8/12/2012 11:25PM

    Good one Barb. I guess I should count myself as one of the MAINtainers. I have been at my WW's goal for awhile now, just not at my personal goal. Even with the weight gain that I have had here lately, I am still under my WW's goal. Thanks for the reminder. emoticon

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SHARON10002 8/12/2012 9:55PM

    You are are real inspiration to me, Barb! You and CBarb are 2 great examples for me!

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_LINDA 8/12/2012 9:34PM

    Between you and WATERMELLEN, I am getting all the links to her well written blogs. Yes, she should be recognized in that 5% article as well as being a great leader of the team. Maintenance does need to come into the spotlight!! Spark needs to work at improving that 5% instead of just leaving successful weight loss achievers hanging!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/12/2012 9:01PM

    Oh yeah, I read that one too for sure. Well, you are definitely a MAINtainer. And God willing, already crossing the 1 yr. 6 mth maintaining anniversary, will continue on that path. I feel strong and I am not willing to lose that!


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