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Laura's Maintenance PLAN

Thursday, November 29, 2012

To ...:::RELAX:::.....

Gotcha didn't I? ...::::Mwhahaha... emoticon emoticon emoticon Aww..... you know me better than that! emoticon

In a balanced sense, I will "relax" from the "DRIVE" of losing weight, but in another much stronger sense, I will simply continue to ENJOY MY very own healthy lifestyle that I adopted long ago.

Yes, I have been warned by several veteran MoM's that 5% - 20% of folks actually maintain their loss. The ODDS are against us. I am certainly sober about that thought. I KNOW this will NOT be easy-peasy.

BUT I am used to a fact I thrive on Challenges, and I know going into this season of maintenance, that I have my PLAN ready.

..:::I already LOVE this:

:::ALL of this makes my mouth water.

..:::and I LOVE this:

..:::and This:

..:::I cannot help it if I'm AdDiCtEd to Fitness, now can I? emoticon

So, if I'm addicted to ALL of this, then it makes sense that I will simply ...::::continue::::.... to enjoy it.

"Character gets you out of bed; commitment moves you to action. Faith, hope & discipline enable you to follow through to completion."
Success is a mental battle.

I will continue to use that daily discipline as a tool because I know it works. The turning point of Success for me was when I realized I already had it in me to succeed. My mind just needed to be reined in...You MUSTANGS will like that one...LOL! Once I became mindful of ALL I did, and being mindful became a HABIT, I WON! emoticon

I will still weigh myself perhaps daily.....perhaps weekly, and use my favorite tool as well to measure progress, the measuring tape. emoticon

Instead of looking into the unknown future with a cautious fearful approach, I choose to jump into tomorrow with abandon!
Life must be LIVED...and to the Fullest! emoticon emoticon

I see the following FUN in my future:

::::Maintenance in my range ( 140-145 ) ....a BMI of 22

::::a variety of races! emoticon emoticon ...and down the road perhaps a emoticon Who Knows?!!!

::::a slimmer ME.

::::a continued outreach to my friends. emoticon

::::a well balanced life, a cup half full, no scratch that. An overflowing Cup!

emoticon Here's to a Bright Future and a Happy one! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FREELADY 1/31/2013 10:57AM

    Thank you for speaking truth. These lovely words flowing out of your heart are today a precious instrument of conviction in my heart. You see, I am fearful; I am overly cautious; I do not dive in or expect future paths to be fun. These fears are not of faith, and these are not reflective of Scripture truth! Jesus came that I might have life to the full!!

In the fear area, God has been restoring me for many years. I used to be practically paralyzed with anxiety in several areas. He has given me substantial healing. Yet some timidity remains. Why do I cringe and whimper as if He were not ruling in grandeur, as if He had not already solved the worst crisis imaginable (delivering me from the kingdom of darkness, making me his own beloved child) ??

So now I'm off to search the Scripture and hide more truth in my heart. I already saved a bunch of your quotes to challenge and inspire me in these next days. I do appreciate your speaking LIFE to me.
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Like apples of gold in a setting of silver, so is a word fitly spoken in right circumstances! Proverbs 25:11
(Please ignore the sandwich......)

Comment edited on: 1/31/2013 10:58:14 AM

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PRESBESS 1/4/2013 1:02PM

    I know I'm on the late train here but I just love this blog. How did this one (and the others) get past me.

Keep up the awesome work you fitness queen! Continue to enjoy your overflowing cup!
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LUV4CHOCOLATE 12/4/2012 1:18PM

    emoticon You have been such a motivation and inspiration in your journey to weight loss. I KNOW you'll continue to do the same as you set an example in maintainence!!! I REALLY look forward to hearing about that emoticon !!!!

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    You've so got this lady!!!!!! emoticon

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DANI05 12/3/2012 11:31PM

    I believe in you! YOu can do it! emoticon

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WILDNTEXAS 12/3/2012 11:25PM

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BELLACUDDLES 12/3/2012 4:45PM

    Laura, I know you will maintain with your positive attitude.....that, I believe, is half the battle!!! I weigh myself every other day, and that seems to be helping me stay on track! I have soooooooooo much more energy than I did 2 years ago!! It's incredible!! I can do so much more, and I love getting out for a long, brisk walk! I make exercise a priority, like brushing my teeth....there's no excuses!!

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ABETTERSOUL 12/2/2012 4:58PM

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PAMAPPLE 12/2/2012 3:35PM

    Laura, you have succeeded, and will continue to beat those odds!! I love your attitude and spirit!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/1/2012 5:20PM

    emoticon i will join you in that toast lol emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TONYVAND1 11/30/2012 11:04AM

  I like your attitude and fun loving spirit. Way to go.

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LW8843 11/30/2012 9:41AM

    emoticon You will be one to succeed. I just know it!

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PURESTILLWATER 11/29/2012 10:16PM


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DAS92687 11/29/2012 7:46PM

    emoticon Fantastic !!

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SUNNY332 11/29/2012 7:21PM

    Great Blog - Great Plan.

Love you new Christmas background. So Beautiful!


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JUSTCHELLE75 11/29/2012 4:51PM

    I like your plan and you can be the 5-20%

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LILYGAL 11/29/2012 4:39PM

    Laura, you are so focused that you CAN'T help but maintain or continue to loose. I love your spirit, your zeal for life and you set such a wonderful example!! I will tell you that I KNOW THAT YOU CAN DO IT!!! I have never gained back all the weight that I've lost only 5-8 lbs. But I need to be like you!!! Thanks for all your inspiration!! emoticon

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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/29/2012 2:59PM

    Wishing you continued success, Laura!

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SUZECOOKS 11/29/2012 2:50PM

    Wonderful life - wonderful YOU! Read this blog now and then. It is very uplifting! You got this!

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_BACK2BASICS_ 11/29/2012 2:32PM

    Wishing you only continued success as you enter a new chapter of your life. emoticon

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LEB0401 11/29/2012 2:18PM

    emoticon So awesome you've reached your goal weight!

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MGJARVI 11/29/2012 2:15PM

    " reined in".. hehehehe ;-)
You know just what to do, ENJOY life! It helps that you ENJOY the healthy lifestyle that you've chosen for YOU *and* your FAMILY!! You will be in that minority that can do it, simply because of your attitude!! I can't wait to hear about that emoticon that i know you'll do!!
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NATPLUMMER 11/29/2012 1:45PM

    emoticon Great plan!!

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