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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


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TERRIMMIX 7/2/2015 12:36PM

    You look like your true self again. I totally get that. I've been looking at this old fat lady in the mirror much too long. Ü

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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

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!

Couldn't leave without leaving you a cup of coffee emoticon emoticon

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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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