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Sign of Maintenance


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Yesterday I did some of my reward shopping, celebrating 4 years of being a healthy BMI, after more than 5 decades of obesity/overweight. I got a new wristwatch I really like that will remind me frequently of my commitment to healthy living. I also realized something that confirms that I have been maintaining. I remember several months ago one of my SparkFriends (I think it was Watermellen) blogged that she had maintained long enough to actually wear out some clothes she had bought when she hit goal weight. Well, I've maintained long enough to have to replace the smallest size adult underwear they sell (at the store where I shop)!! WooHoo!!!

Hope all my SparkFriends are having a great day and enjoying little (or big) signs of success!!

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MARIO432 3/27/2013 12:01PM

    The smallest things give a person the greatest pleasure. I am @ maintenance to - it will be a year the end of April. So keep up the good work - it's people like you that let us know it can be done. Thanks.

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AQUAGIRL08 3/27/2013 5:36AM

    Congratulations! It has got to make you feel good about yourself! emoticon

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CINDYW1102 3/26/2013 10:45AM

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KANOE10 3/26/2013 8:41AM

    Congrats to you on 4 years. That is a wonderful accomplishment. Your watch sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your success. How fun that you are wearing out your clothes. I am looking forward to that as well.



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TINYRUNNER-GIRL 3/25/2013 6:24PM

    Congrats to you!

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KLONG8 3/25/2013 1:50PM

    It's so nice to know that this is what lies ahead of me. Thanks for sharing and thanks for keeping in touch with me too!

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MKELLY72 3/25/2013 1:42PM

    Great to hear--I love my jewelry rewards--they are daily reminders of how far I've come and how hard I worked to get there--keeps me focused on staying here!
Michelle

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FITMOMINNJ 3/25/2013 1:15PM

    That is totally AMAZING:) As a baby maintainer, it is so inspiring to see the long term winners in the journey. emoticon

Enjoy that hard earned watch:) emoticon

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MEXGAL1 3/25/2013 10:47AM

    What a great way to celebrate. Love the idea of the watch that you can look at to remind yourself of your successful journey.
Have a wonderful week.
Sallie

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-AMANDA79- 3/25/2013 10:00AM

    I love the idea of being reminded of your success every time you check the time.

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ONMYMEDS 3/25/2013 8:17AM

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MSLZZY 3/25/2013 7:58AM

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TINAJANE76 3/25/2013 7:22AM

    Good for you for treating yourself to some new clothes and a new watch that will remind you of just how far you've come. I'm looking forward to wearing out lots of my maintenance clothes as well!

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CELIAMINER 3/25/2013 7:19AM

    Congrats on your long maintenance! Thanks for reminding me that we need to continue to reward ourselves for good behavior even after the sexy weight-loss phase ends. I hit my one-year point in May, so I'll start thinking about that reward now.
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SEABREEZE64 3/25/2013 6:45AM

    Congratulations! Good for you!

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RUSSELL1960 3/25/2013 6:31AM

    I'm transitioning to maintenance now. Your long-term success is an inspiration!

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PMRUNNER 3/25/2013 5:54AM

    That's great when being healthy is the new normal! Congratulations and keep up yhe spark!

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SHRINKINGSHERI 3/25/2013 5:06AM

    Nothing like getting to buy new underwear!!!!! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 3/25/2013 4:11AM

    emoticon emoticon love hearing such things.
All these NSV add up! All the little things that show we're maintaining a healthy lifestyle emoticon

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 3/25/2013 1:53AM

    emoticon , hope to join you soon!

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_LINDA 3/25/2013 1:31AM

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Great reminder of how well you are doing! I had a great hike on a trail made tougher by slogging through fresh fallen snow, no soreness after effects in spite of not being used to uneven ground and steep hills :P

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TRILEMMA 3/25/2013 1:04AM

  Congratulations!

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COCK-ROBIN 3/25/2013 1:00AM

    Beautiful!

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RUNNERRACHEL 3/25/2013 12:46AM

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KANDOLAKER 3/24/2013 10:42PM

    Congratulations! You are such an inspiration. Keep it up!


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MANDELOVICH 3/24/2013 9:50PM

    Congrats!!!!

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PEZMOM1 3/24/2013 9:50PM

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/24/2013 9:00PM

    I was thinking about Watermellen's blog the other day myself... as I noticed the reward pj's I bought myself a couple of years ago are starting to wear thin. And they still fit!

Here's to STAYING in maintenance... for all of us!

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 3/24/2013 8:45PM

    That's awesome! I hope you enjoyed your celebration. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 3/24/2013 8:31PM

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LJOYCE55 3/24/2013 8:25PM

  What a great blog - it is so nice to hear about long term success stories. And considering how long I keep my underwear, having to replace worn out ones is quite an achievement. Congratuations!

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