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Closing in on One Year of Maintenance!


Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Only three weeks remain before I will have the joy of celebrating one year of maintaining my 100 pound loss! I am so proud of myself, and so amazed at the same time. Never before had I maintained any substantial loss for more than a few days. I was either losing or gaining. I had only been able to maintain when I had reached my high weight of 248 a few years ago--I had pretty much stayed there for about a year--and that was only because I had given up on trying to lose weight after the last re-lapse, and I just decided to be happy with where I was.

Maintenance continues to be a new journey every day--I've been getting a little bored with what I've been eating for months, so I've introduced (or re-introduced some old favorites) some different choices. I'm hoping that will help to tackle some of the sweet/salty cravings I have had lately. I know these cravings may also have something to do with the HRT that I have been on for the last almost 2 months, but I like the stabilized moods that I have been having so much!! I'd like to figure out a way to live with this new medication in a manageable way in regards to my weight maintenance.

New challenges are not something that I'm unfamiliar with, so I'm up for it!!
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WALKINGMAMMA 2/8/2013 10:46AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful!!!!!! You have done soooooooo AMAZING!!!!!!! emoticon

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MISSB8604 2/7/2013 11:02AM

    So friggin' AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 2/7/2013 9:24AM

    Congrats!

That's a big deal!

These are important milestones!

- The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%.
- When you've maintained for 2 years the likelihood of regain drops to 50%.*
- When you've maintained for 5 years the likelihood of regain drops to 27%!*

*http://clinical.diabe
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KAYOTIC 2/6/2013 11:34PM

    Great story, what a success! Glad you are trying new foods too, variety is the spice of life!

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LIBBYL1 2/6/2013 10:42PM

  congratulations!

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SLENDERELLA61 2/6/2013 2:49PM

    Congratulations!! Good going!! That is a huge accomplishment.
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TINAJANE76 2/6/2013 2:40PM

    As a fellow maintainer who's also closing in on one year of maintenance I'd like to offer my congratulations! Our stories are actually quite similar--I started at 240 (my all-time high was 260) and this is also the first time I've been successful at keeping the weight off. Yay us for finding the key to successful maintenance and congratulations again!
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SAMMI4444 2/6/2013 2:33PM

    Wow! That's amazing news! Congrats on the loss and keeping it off! Here's to another year :)

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DIANER2014 2/6/2013 2:30PM

    Congratulations on losing a hundred pounds and maintaining! That's awesome! emoticon

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JACKIE542 2/6/2013 2:20PM

    Congratulations for maintaining your weight loss. emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 2/6/2013 2:11PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Good for you! Keep it up! Keep tracking! You are FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!

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