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    SWEET_CAROLYN   28,130
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Almost There!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Weigh in is typically Thursday, and I was happy with my modest 158 pounds, a 2 pound loss. But on Saturday, I weighed again (as I am wont to do), and was ASTONISHED to see 155. I weighed myself TWICE to make sure I read it correctly.

As I've said, my scale is off by about as much as 5 pounds. Regardless, this is a huge deal. This means I have only 10 more pounds to go - and even better, only ONE MORE POUND before I'm out of "Overweight" and into "Healthy" in the BMI range.

As I hit the last leg, I'm starting even more to look to maintenance. I'm thinking about healthy food choices and adding back the foods I've taken out while on Take Shape for Life/Medifast. Moderation and portion controls are HUGE keys. It's OK to have milk with my coffee (I can't WAIT to have a vanilla latte - nonfat and sugar-free this time, of course!), but I need to be careful what I put into my mouth.

No more mindless eating sessions. No more bad food choices. No more out of control portions. No more not knowing what I'll eat. No more eating because I'm bored or lonely or sad.

Food is good and enjoyable, but it is also just fuel. It's OK to have a sweet treat, but is it REALLY worth the calories? Should I REALLY have that big of a slice? Or maybe is there an alternative that is just as yummy but lower calorie?

These are all things whirling around in my mind as I giddily get closer to the end of the weight loss journey and step off into Maintenance.

But for now, I'm going to spend a few more minutes basking in being so close to a Healthy BMI!! Maybe I'll celebrate by running tonight :)

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WILDKAT781 8/20/2013 9:16PM

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AJDOVER1 8/20/2013 5:46PM

    emoticon I know the feeling (having recently experienced it).
We're the same height!
My first goal was 157 (about 10% from my high weight).
My second goal was 154 ("normal" BMI)
My third goal was 150 (my legal weight as stated on my drivers' license).
Right now I'm at a good point of maintenance as a "lightweight" between 130-135. I consider this my fighting weight, but I'm not fighting to maintain it. This is just where my healthy habits have found a balance.

I find it amazing that I'd still have a "healthy" BMI if I weight 117 pounds. That seems insane to me. I can't imagine being at that weight and healthy.

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MIRMIUM 8/20/2013 3:32PM

    Very exciting times! One pound away! emoticon

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SALLYLEE84 8/20/2013 2:31PM

    I swear you are so inspirational! Ever since I read your first blog, I knew you could do it! Congrats! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PENNYLANE15 8/20/2013 8:39AM

    That's so exciting!!!! Great job!!!!! Can't wait till I'm in maintenance!!

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 8/19/2013 11:25PM

    You are such an inspiration!! You are doing GREAT! emoticon emoticon

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STRONGDJ 8/19/2013 10:04PM

    emoticon emoticon You are so close to your goal. You've come far, worked hard and persevered!!!

Told you...YOU ROCK!!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 8/19/2013 7:47PM

    Congratulations, that's so exciting!

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SOOVERMYSELF 8/19/2013 7:24PM

    OMG! So exciting!!!

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TRILEMMA 8/19/2013 6:29PM

  Woo hoo. Well done.

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SUSANELAINE1956 8/19/2013 6:25PM

    You have done a brilliant job of this. I love that you are celebrating by running. emoticon

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TIGER_LILY_613 8/19/2013 6:22PM

  Congrats on hitting 155 ! Well Done ! Excited for you to enter the maintenance phase !

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