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Maintaining for two weeks and counting...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I have maintained for two weeks so far and am feeling good that I CAN do it. I have never been able to do this until now. I wake up every day happy with where I am at in life right now.

I looked at the 11 low-cal Halloween Treat slide-show that was featured today. I read through some of the comments. Please do not take offense, but some wrote that they wouldn't be able to stop at the serving size so they wouldn't eat any. That use to be me. I would say I couldn't do it either. I have now realized I was just setting myself up for failure by saying that. It only made me want that treat more than ever and I wouldn't stop because I already told myself I couldn't. Today, I look at a treat and tell myself I can have a serving (if I choose) and have the control to stop after that serving, unless I choose to have more.

I am finally in control of my eating and pray that I will never go back to where I started my journey at 229 lbs. Everyday is an adventure!
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DDOORN 10/24/2012 11:47AM

    Excellent to see your efforts paying off! Maintenance can be such a CHALLENGE! There is a wonderful team of Maintenance Rockstars at

http://teams.sparkpeople.
com/maintaining

who are eager to share their tips and support others toward long-term maintenance.

Don

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KAYOTIC 10/24/2012 10:04AM

    You are so right about being able to control yourself around temptations, it really takes the mindset that you CAN do it, and then doing it. I find I'm more successful when I either only purchase the portion I want (like with ice cream, don't buy the entire half gallon, go out for a cone) or with the hallowween candy, just take the one out of the dish (or bag) and leave the rest. It can be done, it does take some thinking and self-control.

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BILL60 10/24/2012 8:28AM

    You keep on conquering those bad habits. You're doing great!!

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