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2 years in maintenance!!!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Today is December 10th, 2010

Today marks two years since I hit the 100 pounds lost mark and I have maintained that within my 7 pound allowance either way.

I continue to care about the foods that go in my body.
I continue to challenge myself physically.
I continue to challenge others to take their life back!

To those who struggle, I say, YOU CAN DO IT! One meal at a time, one BITE at a time if that's what it requires. Is it difficult, yes, but it's worth every tiny little struggle we go through on this journey. NOTHING is more important than your health.

This has been an amazing two year maintenance journey to say the least. Have I been perfect, NOPE. I screw up all the time with my nutrition. The difference is that I now know how to curb those moments and get back on track. It's a learning process, right. What are your triggers that push you to food, we all have them, we just need to learn to deal with them. There is NO short cut to a healthy lifestyle, there's not. You achieve a healthy lifestyle by working hard at it, learning from your failures and moving forward, not giving up. What do we learn from giving up, nothing, that's what.

The one thing that is constant in my life is fitness. I workout alot, I run alot because I LOVE that way it makes me feel. Are there mornings I have to 'talk' myself into getting out of bed and run, yep. Do I always feel GREAT after that run, YEP, THAT is why i keep doing it. :-)

It's been a fun journey, an educational journey and an inspired journey.

I can't wait to see what the next year will bring, I have faith there are big things in the future!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 12/31/2012 9:30PM

    Yay Jerome. Congratulations. Thanks for being such a great inspiration!

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LEANNROCKS 12/17/2012 7:32PM

    J-man, you put in the hard work - you earned it! It wasn't easy, but the longer you continued, the deeper the habit became.

You came to a good place in your life! Your excitement is infectious!

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DARKCHILD 12/14/2012 6:39AM

    Congrats to you!! emoticon

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K-GETTING-FIT 12/13/2012 9:09AM

    Sending you a big ole congratulations!!! You for got to add something...2 years of inspiring and motivating others with your Superman self:) ROCK ON!!!
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HEALTHIERKEN 12/12/2012 1:19AM

    SparkFriend, you are an INSPIRATION! Way to go. This is one of the most inspiring blogs I've read. Good on ya!
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PURPLE180 12/11/2012 11:47AM

    You are FABULOUS. emoticon

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RUNNER12COM 12/11/2012 11:41AM

    Who's awesome? You are. True story.

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 12/11/2012 11:13AM

    Your are an inspiration - well done!
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CELIAMINER 12/11/2012 8:40AM

    Happy Maintenance emoticon ! We really need maintenance icons. Also, we could really use your wisdom on the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance Spark team.

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_JODI404 12/10/2012 7:25PM

    emoticon on your 2 year Maintenance anniversary!!

You are totally rocking it!!! emoticon emoticon

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DEE797 12/10/2012 7:04PM

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JANETRIS 12/10/2012 6:56PM

    Way to go! This is hard stuff we face every day. Thanks for sharing your journey...

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HEALTHYASHLEY 12/10/2012 6:26PM

    I am so proud of you Jerome. I can't believe it has been 2 years already. Thank you for always being a positive influence.

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HDHAWK 12/10/2012 6:24PM

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MSANITAL 12/10/2012 6:22PM

    Oh I needed to read this... thank you for the motivation and thank you for being you..
emoticon JMAN you are truly living a Spark life..

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FAITH__IN__ME 12/10/2012 5:54PM

    I find myself falling into food when I am upset, but I do not let it destroy me anymore, I just let it go and keep moving forward. I am glad that you've been able to maintain your weight loss, you look awesome and sounds like you feel awesome too.

:)

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GOPINTOS 12/10/2012 4:56PM

    emoticon Fantastic!

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CHUBRUB3 12/10/2012 4:52PM

    You have done AWESOME!!
So proud of you and You INSPIRE me and so many others.
Hugs,
Angela
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MY1FAN 12/10/2012 4:02PM

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ITSMATT 12/10/2012 3:20PM

    Fantastic. Very inspiring to me.

Thanks for posting that.

Make it a great day!
Matt

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3G1RLS4ME 12/10/2012 3:08PM

    Congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment can't wait to join you I'm still in the weight loss process closer to reaching my goal.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/10/2012 3:07PM

    YOU are awesome! You've been a source of inspiration for me and so many others here. Thank you for sharing your life with us. After reading this, I just realized, even though I'm not done, I've managed to keep off 100 pounds for an entire year as of September... I never imagined my life to be like this. WOW!

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TOOELEK 12/10/2012 3:05PM

    Wow - Way to go! I love the photo collage - it really puts your accomplishment into perspective!

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ANDREA0301 12/10/2012 2:57PM

    You ROCK Jerome!!!

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