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Bitter Sweet

Monday, July 08, 2013

I felt the need to update my progress with BLC 22 so far. I am doing well - meeting my exercise and tracking goals and losing weight at the pace I hoped to (roughly a pound a week). At this rate, I will achieve my goal by the end of the challenge, and it is my long term goal - not a step on the way. I will be ready to go back to maintenance. Sweet! Right?

Here's were the bitter comes in. As I opened my blog to post this, I saw my introduction: "Maintaining". For over two years I maintained my goal weight. Actually, I was, at one point, quite a bit under goal: 133 pounds. (I've decided that, that was a little too low for me.) I thought that I had finally ended the yo-yo cycle. Somehow, I let the weight creep back on until I found myself with 10-15 pounds to lose... again.

Still, I will give myself some credit for not letting it get to the 25-30 pounds of the past. I will give myself credit for the weight I have lost since joining BLC22 (about 5 pounds). I will recommit to learning to maintain my goal weight once I again achieve it.
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EMERALDELEPHANT 7/21/2013 6:20PM

    Heck yeah for almost at your goal weight!! Way to go!!

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BELLSES 7/17/2013 9:06PM

    emoticon Getting to know you all, saw your blog and wanted to comment!

emoticon Looks like you're doing great, congratulations on seeing your hard work pay off!

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LJR4HEALTH 7/8/2013 9:24PM

    You are doing great! Maintaining isn't easy emoticon forward

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CAPECODBABE 7/8/2013 8:40PM

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AEHEGE 7/8/2013 1:36PM

    Thanks for sharing -- and for pointing out how easy it is to go up after begin below goal weight. I am sort of at that juncture now and see the need to stop and get with my program again.

Great blog. You are achieving your goal! emoticon

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WATCHMEGO! 7/8/2013 1:09PM

    emoticon on being so close to goal!


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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 7/8/2013 11:14AM

    That is for sure bitter sweet!! You are doing emoticon

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