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Reached One Year of Maintenance Without Even Realizing It!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The At Goal and Maintaining Team was so kind as to remember and recognize my FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF MAINTENANCE of my goal weight that I reached January 8 of 2012. I had recorded it somewhere (my SparkPage) and totally forgot about it. I actually had it in my head that I didn't reach goal until February. I decided to check back into my records and see what was the right date, and discovered that it was truly yesterday!

Happy Anniversary to me!

I don't have anything eloquent to say about maintaining. All I have to say is that it is hard. It's a lot of work and takes careful attention to calories consumed and calories burned.

It is really worth the effort though, and knowing that I'm continuing to make positive changes in what I eat and how I work out I feel more and more successful as time goes on. There is never a time to say that you are finished bettering yourself. The goal is to grow in strength of character and have a healthy mind and body.
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BEMORESTUBBORN 2/3/2013 2:08PM

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POOKASLUAGH 1/10/2013 9:03AM

    I hope to be transitioning into maintenance soon! I still have another 15-20 lbs to lose, but once I hit 100 lbs lost, I want to shift focus to maintaining, and lose even slower than now...

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CARLY241 1/10/2013 1:38AM

  That is what it is all about. I have struggled with going up and down the last few years. It motivates me to see others who are maintaining! Congrats on a year - that is fantastic.

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KRISTEN_SAYS 1/9/2013 11:27PM

    Congrats!!

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_JODI404 1/9/2013 11:18PM

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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gre
at job Lori!! You are right, this is a lifetime endeavor.

emoticon ~ we can do it -- just keep on doing what we're already doing!

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OHMEMEME 1/9/2013 9:34PM

    Awesome! We have to work so hard to lose and even harder to maintain, to track, to exercise, to count, to make sure, to prevent, tp plan, and aha! Something rewarding just happens without memory, without tracking, logging....yeah! For you on mainainance anniversary! That is one special feat that deserves acknowledgment! emoticon

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LARISSA238 1/9/2013 7:59PM

    Congrats! A year is a long time for maintaining, so good for you!

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JACKIE542 1/9/2013 4:10PM

    Congratulation emoticon s.

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AUTUMNBRZ 1/9/2013 3:38PM

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GETFIT2LIVE 1/9/2013 3:19PM

    WOO HOO for maintaining for a year! Yes, it's hard work, but it is so worth it. Way to go!

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ANNEMAC5 1/9/2013 2:37PM

    congratulations on 1 year of maintaining. It is not easy but worth it :)

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BLUE42DOWN 1/9/2013 2:37PM

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A very HAPPY 1 YEAR maintenance anniversary!

So true that bettering ourselves isn't something we ever finish. If we're alive, there's always something new to be striving for.

(I really truly believe with need emoticons for those - they're more important IMO than our Sparkversaries.)

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SHERIO5 1/9/2013 2:36PM

    WTG!! You inspire me! emoticon

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