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Maintenance is Not Sexy

Monday, February 18, 2013

Wheee, Iím maintaining! It doesnít sound that sexy, does it? Not as sexy as, ďIíve just lost a pound.Ē Not as sexy as ďIím making progressÖĒ

So thatís my problem with maintenance. I am used to slapping myself around for the scale not moving. In the past staying the same meant bad news. Still overweight? Ha Ha! The little voice inside me knew just what to say to shame me. Staying the same was bad, bad, bad.

But now that I am at a healthy weight staying the same means, well it means, GOOD NEWS.

So my little voice and I are going to have some tough times for a while.

Itís not my weight that needs to change, Little Voice. Itís YOU that needs to make some changes. Try this script on for size: ďGreat going. You are maintaining a healthy weight. You are awesome!Ē

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
2BDYNAMIC 2/19/2013 9:53PM

    I too have had experience with that "nasty little voice' ............. Why do they call it little ......... it is not a soft whisper exactly ............. But I do try to get the final word . .... so if the "little nagger" as I sometimes call it .......... says something like you mentioned ...... like maintaining still? ........... Say NO .......... I am STILL one Hot Babe!!! emoticon

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TANYA602 2/18/2013 4:40PM

    You're paving the path to my understanding! I like the idea of retraining your little voice!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/18/2013 11:46AM

    What not switch to the maintenance ticker. It's not like being on a plateau. I love watching it change each week - one more week in maintenance range - yea me!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/18/2013 11:21AM

    Congrats on Maintaining! emoticon

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CELIAMINER 2/18/2013 10:33AM

    Congrats on maintaining, and thanks for being here for support!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 2/18/2013 8:37AM

    You are emoticon ! Keep up the good work.

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COCK-ROBIN 2/18/2013 8:27AM

    And you are emoticon

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LOVESTOWALK49 2/18/2013 8:26AM

    Maintenance is awesome. It's hard and unrewarding at times.

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NELLJONES 2/18/2013 8:21AM

    Maintaining is sexy only from my own point of view. From the outside, nothing dramatic happens, and oh how I LOVED the drama. I get it from other sources now, and just quietly pat myself on the back every day. My journal is more than about food. It's about self- congratulations that would drive other people nuts, but I love it.

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1935MARY 2/18/2013 7:42AM

    Congrats you made it. Change to voice to you are there, stand tall and proud, and smile, because smiling is sexy. emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 2/18/2013 7:39AM

  Maintaining has fewer YAAY rewards but more long-term ones! Way to go!

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JGRAY76 2/18/2013 7:36AM

    Absolutely right!!! Maintenance is not sexy but it's your new goal. Congrats to you for getting there and congrats again for staying there.

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KLMEIRING 2/18/2013 7:34AM

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