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I'm at Maintenance and guess what?


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I don't know how much I weigh; I don't know how much I've lost; and I don't care. emoticon

All I know is that I look and feel like myself again and that was always the goal. Numbers were never the goal.

Through Sparkpeople I've developed new habits of eating--very tiny portions!--and new habits of exercise. I still cross train because it's what I love to do, but I apply the TED talk rule of 20 minutes to all my activities because I know I will do them. Twenty minutes suits my psychology and suits my lifestyle, such as it is. No one told me to do these things, but through Spark I was able to discover these things through trial and error. My journey is one of patience and persistence with no quick results.

I plateaued my first 6-8 months of Sparking, but changes--big changes--were happening on the inside, so I stuck to the plan. I always stayed within my calorie range and just rode things out.

The constant support--and you know who you are--has meant everything, too. emoticon emoticon

So here are the pictures, but not the usual before and after pictures since I don't have those, unfortunately.

The old, healthy me:



And the new, healthy me:



I can live with this and fully plan to. emoticon

Thanks, Sparkpeople and all the beautiful Sparkers! Here's to us on our Sparking and sparkling journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon




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TEXASFILLY 12/1/2013 1:33PM

    Bravo~! This is such an AWE~some success story! I love how you said~ "I don't know how much I weigh; I don't know how much I've lost; and I don't care."

Thank God! I've found a kindred soul. I hate the flippin' scales so much I pitched mine in the trash in '92. Positively loathe the scales as the # on the scale used to equate my self-worth. No more!

While I'm still far from what the Met Life charts would call "goal weight," I'm on my way to a healthier lifestyle where I'm comfortable in my own skin again. Thanks for sharing your experience~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 9/13/2013 11:53PM

    Great job!

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GUILDWARSGIRL 6/13/2013 8:00AM

  So happy for you!!
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DAZZEEDOO 6/12/2013 6:19PM

    YayYou!
Feeling Yourself is the best any could hope for.
Continued SUCCESS in your healthy lifestyle.
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HOPEFULHIPPO 6/12/2013 10:43AM

    You found what works for YOU and that's emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 6/12/2013 9:30AM

    Good for you! Great attitude!

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GAILRUU 6/12/2013 9:09AM

    Great attitude!

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BAKER1009 6/12/2013 9:05AM

    Wonderful philosophy Jane! You've done great things and I know you will continue to do so!
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BAZOOKABOBCAT 6/12/2013 8:55AM

    I LOVE this philosophy!!!

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GOLFDAVE43 6/12/2013 8:41AM

  Great work!!

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