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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Good bike ride this morning. I don't know my exact mileage as I turned around to join some friends for part of the ride. It was at least 16 miles; probably 19. We've been having 90 degree weather, but this morning it was just right for a ride. I was hardly even sweaty when I got home.

Yesterday I weighed 126.2 and this morning it was 125.4, giving me a .6 cushion below my "happy weight" of 126. It feels really great to be truly trying to maintain now! About 51 of my 63 years I've been wanting to lose weight. Even though I plan to eat no differently unless my weight drops below 124, I have a good feeling of freedom to be the me that I am!! Does that make sense??
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JUNEPA 4/18/2013 6:45PM

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DONNABRIGHT 4/18/2013 9:12AM

    It absolutely does make sense. I had the same feeling when I quit smoking 13 years ago.

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SHRINKINGSHERI 4/18/2013 6:02AM

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_LINDA 4/18/2013 1:38AM

    Absolutely. Being at the weight you really desire means you have finally figured out how to get it there and keep it focused on staying there. You already know how to maintain successfully. Losing the last little bit of tiny weight you want to is always a struggle, but once you are finally there, you know what to do to keep it there. Do remember it will always fluctuate, its not going to be a straight line graph. As long as it hovers around your happy weight with no noticeable ups or downs, you have done it!
Enjoy!

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COCK-ROBIN 4/17/2013 10:15PM

    I'm proud of you!

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MANDELOVICH 4/17/2013 6:55PM

    You are amazing! I'm in awe! You are truly maintaining, you are living this amazingly active, fit lifestyle, and you model the fact that true transformation is possible! Bravo Marsha!! You are such an inspiration to me. And during those 51 years you became an expert in what to do which is why it's working now!!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/17/2013 6:45PM

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PMFISH 4/17/2013 6:39PM

    Yes it does! emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 4/17/2013 6:17PM

    It makes perfect sense! So glad for you!

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IAMWINNING 4/17/2013 5:36PM

    And the real 'YOU' is such a great woman!

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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 4/17/2013 5:02PM

    Makes perfect sense - what an accomplishment! You are an inspiration. Keep up the great work!

Sumay

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KARRENLYNN 4/17/2013 4:41PM

    Great job!

Karen

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MIRAGE727 4/17/2013 3:39PM

    Sweet! Stay strong, Marsha!
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NEW-CAZ 4/17/2013 3:08PM

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KJELLYBEAN15 4/17/2013 2:26PM

    Yes, it makes sense. So happy for you.

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TRAVELGRRL 4/17/2013 2:04PM

    You deserve every success! You've worked hard and it's nice to know, even at age 63, you've finally got it figured out!!!! Better late than never, right? It's like those 51 years were a dress rehearsal for where you are now. I love your joie de vivre!!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 4/17/2013 12:13PM

    Nice to have a cushion. Right now I don't - Boo

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JOYINKY 4/17/2013 12:01PM

    Absolutely! What a wonderful place to be!!

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BOOKAPHILE 4/17/2013 11:59AM

    It does! I'm still working on finding out how much more to eat so I don't KEEP losing. I keep having to add calories, and my brain isn't comfortable with that yet.

I love having that cushion so that a normal bounce in weight doesn't bring on "crisis management mode."

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GERARLAUR 4/17/2013 11:56AM

    Yes, very much sense.

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