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2 months of maintenance

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I almost let this date slip by because of my tooth troubles (which my dentist thinks is bite alignment).

For the first month I was still losing, which was fine. It would be kind of stressful to maintain exactly at goal weight. So there's a little buffer. Then I decided I really wanted to stop losing for the near future. It took a couple weeks to iron that out. I finally decided to stop calorie cycling and just eat an average number of total calories burned. And I've ridden a couple gentle waves around the 160 mark.

I also decided to join a maintenance challenge on the At goal and maintaining/transition to maintenance team. That's a big step for me. After I signed up, I started to worry about whether I could watch my salt that close for weeks and weeks. and I decided I'm not there to compete, I'm there to be competed with. Kind of like when I join a 5k. I'm not trying to win, typically, I just want to finish and maybe get the t shirt. After all, "compete" comes from the Latin "strive together". It's a group thing, not about just me. In competition we all are brought to a greater potential. Swifter, higher, maintaininger.
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REMEMBER2BME 2/18/2013 6:38AM

    Great blog. Maybe I do need to consider these challenges.

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JUMPINJULIE 2/16/2013 12:20AM

    What a great thought. You can do it.

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HLTHAPPINESS4C 2/15/2013 11:15AM

    I love your plan to just do it and not be in competition. Proud of your victories! You look GREAT! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TANYA602 2/14/2013 8:42PM

    I'm excited to follow you on your journey thru maintenance (and learn from you!). And what a great way to look at competition!


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AJDOVER1 2/13/2013 10:10PM

    Your blogs are great! I really appreciate the thought you give to each step of this journey. Thanks for sharing.

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NSTARSMITH 2/13/2013 1:35PM

    Not only do I love your wisdom and patience adjusting to maintenance and managing the sodium issue, I REALLY love the definition of "compete"!!!

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GRACEFULJOURNEY 2/13/2013 11:42AM

    Great job! emoticon

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SUGAR0814 2/13/2013 11:20AM

    emoticon Keep it up!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/13/2013 8:48AM

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SEAGLASSQUEEN 2/13/2013 6:35AM

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TORTISE110 2/13/2013 6:26AM

    You are doing so well on maintenance! Congratulations. emoticon

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/13/2013 1:32AM

    emoticon on your second month! emoticon on the maintainence. emoticon emoticon when it comes to the challenge. emoticon
Maria

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BLUE42DOWN 2/13/2013 12:25AM

    emoticon emoticon so far!

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