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What I Like About Maintaining #3

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Moving feels good.

It's not that exercise helps me (much) in maintaining weight loss. It's that maintaining weight loss means I feel good moving.

I feel good cross country skiing. I feel good doing lat pull downs at the gym. I feel good zooming up the stairs at work.

I can remember: thighs rubbing together; uncomfortable bulging over my waistband; overall sense of bulkiness. Not feeling good.

Maintaining (finally) is a very moving experience!!

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MISSB8604 3/18/2013 12:12PM


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ILIKETOZUMBA 3/18/2013 11:50AM

    It really is nice to feel good moving around in your own skin, without so much extra bulk! I was so excited when I discovered my thighs no longer rubbed together - I wore out so many heavy-duty jeans in those inner thigh spots because my legs used to rub SO hard right there with all the extra bulk. I just last night discovered this 5-part series you wrote and I am loving it! Thank you for sharing all these!

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GRGAP86 3/17/2013 5:53PM

  way to go, keep up the good work

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TANYA602 3/17/2013 12:21PM

I agree!~

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LRSILVER 3/17/2013 7:15AM

    Great. I am unhappy when I can't exercise.

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CARRAND 3/16/2013 8:07PM

    Exercise gets to be addicting. I don't feel right when I don't exercise. It theoretically burns calories, but I just do it because I like the way it feels.

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KLONG8 3/14/2013 12:47AM

    So very true! It feels GREAT to move!

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TRAVELGRRL 3/12/2013 3:08PM

    Yes, I remember the rubbing thighs and the elastic-waiste pants! Now I can't imagine a day without exercise, without challenging myself and seeing how much I can do. Great blog, and I agree -- keep 'em coming!

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DALID414 3/12/2013 2:36PM

    Oh the rubbing thighs!! One of the things that brought me back to SP!!

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PHOENIX1949 3/12/2013 1:36PM

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SUSANNAH31 3/12/2013 1:05PM

    WooHoo! Another inspirational blog on maintenance.

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NUOVAELLE 3/12/2013 12:00PM

    I couldn't agree with you more! Freedom of moving without all those frustrating things happening (being out of breath, thighs rubbing together, etc.) is just liberating! This is definitely a reason to never wanting to go back there!
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DOKEYOKEY 3/12/2013 10:52AM

    Whoo hoo! Movement is indeed one of the great pleasures of life and I'm delighted that you are reveling in it. :)

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MANDELOVICH 3/12/2013 10:21AM

    It's so wonderful to love how it feels to move. That is a great reason to love maintaining! How great!!

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LOVESTOWALK49 3/12/2013 10:19AM

    Agreed. I love the feeling of my thighs not rubbing together or having a large muffin top. I didn't like the feeling of my waist overflowing my jeans at all. My stomach might not be flat now but there is no uncomfortable poking out.

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BOOKAPHILE 3/12/2013 10:15AM

    I totally agree! I love being able to run upstairs and not have to stop, bend over and gasp at the top. I had to accomplish a lot of paperwork early yesterday, and I have never before had such an intense craving to exercise. What a stress-buster, when I was finally able to indulge!

I love this series of blogs. Keep them coming!

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JAZZEJR 3/12/2013 10:03AM

    Whatever the reason--just keep movin' Girl:) It's good for everything!

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TINAJANE76 3/12/2013 9:59AM

    I totally agree! Being comfortable and happy is so much more rewarding than eating all of the junk I used to consume when I was heavy!

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NANCY- 3/12/2013 9:25AM

    Moving not only helps the waistline, it also affects your spirit.
Enjoy the freedom,

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BROOKLYN_BORN 3/12/2013 9:10AM

    I absolutely agree!

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TORTISE110 3/12/2013 9:05AM

    Love how you are savoring maintenance! Reminds me to do the same.

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DDOORN 3/12/2013 8:51AM

    You're on an impressive roll sharing your maintenance wisdom!

Thx for all you offer our SparkFamily!


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CRYSTALJEM 3/12/2013 8:40AM

    Great blog. I agree, once I got myself to a place where moving didn't seen a struggle anymore I really enjoyed it and wanted to do more.

Thighs rubbing together with every step definitely did not feel good.

Read an article not long ago in G&M that said women are becoming obsessed with thigh gap. It made me sigh. If they could only realize that if you focus on healthy eating and moving, your naturally wonderful and beautiful body will start to materialize before your eyes. That includes the perfect "thigh gap"

For me I realize now that it all goes together. Healthy actually has made me more beautiful tha ever before. At least the kind of beauty I'm after.

Cheers to maintaining and moving.

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NELLJONES 3/12/2013 8:29AM

    That rubbing of thighs used to be called "galding", a term I haven't heard in many years.

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KANOE10 3/12/2013 7:53AM

    That is so true. Moving feels very good and having the energy to move is wonderful. I walk much faster now and run up the stairs with my cats.

Great job on maintaining and moving! emoticon

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SWAZY33 3/12/2013 7:49AM

    Sounds like great reasons to stay motivated to maintain!! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/12/2013 7:48AM

    Awesome. You are capturing some of the great things to remember to keep us motivated!

Thank you!

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