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Sometimes, just holding your own and not gaining (or regaining) weight is a very significant accompl

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

"Sometimes, just holding your own and not gaining (or regaining) weight is a very significant accomplishment." Just read this on SP....exactly what I needed to hear. Been "holding my own" for months now. Which is something I have never done in my entire dieting "career" :) I have ALWAYS gone up. So I am going to change my way of thinking about this time and see this as a positive and move on. emoticon
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  • ADVENTURESEEKER
    I completely agree!
    1113 days ago
  • NANA-B-FITZ
    No weight gain is a good thing for me, as it is for you
    Nice post
    Thank you for sharing.
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    1114 days ago
  • MICHAELABYRD95
    Hi. Nice page. i just wanted to say that i do, indeed, like staying my weight and not gaining weight, but i feel like when i stay a certain weight for a period of time, I feel like I'm in a rut. I don't feel like I'm moving forward. The toughest problem I'v had in my life is being comfortable in my own skin. When I here guys over my shoulder saying, "Where are all the little girls at?" And of course, I am not "little" but I'm not big either. But still...
    You seem to be pretty confident and happy to be who you are. How do you do it?
    1116 days ago
  • THEIS58
    I'd be happy to hold my own instead of starting over again! Lesson learned - again.
    1116 days ago
  • PATKEEF1
    II HAVE ALWAYS GAINED ALL THE WEIGHT AFTER LOOSING MANY TIMES. THIS TIME I TAKE IT OFF IN BLOCKS. AND REJOICE EACH TIME IT STAYS OFF. SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE. ONE DAY YOU WILL WAKE UP AND SAY " I DID IT" AND YOU WILL. emoticon emoticon
    1116 days ago
  • PAMLED
    emoticon A brilliant motivation post.
    Thanks
    Pamled
    1118 days ago
  • MYAKAYAH
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    1118 days ago
  • FIRECOM
    I track my daily weight in Excel and a few weeks ago I saw a steep incline in my weight and I knew that there was something wrong. To gain over 20 lb in a matter of days would require a huge excess of calorie intake. Started the search for what was going on and the first conclusion was that the excess weight was caused by edema.

    After consults and lots of testing, the final result came in. I now have a very aggressive lymphoma and now I am in chemo. Since my blood pressure is so low, it is difficult to aggressively attack edema with water pills since that can seriously lower the BP even more.

    I just finished chemo number 3 of 6 so I will soon know the final solution.

    I applaud you for you analysis of your situation. I hope my going on about my situation was inappropriate..

    Thanks for listening.
    1118 days ago
  • BECCA315
    Yes, this is a good reminder for all of us.
    1118 days ago
  • NVR2LATE2BFIT
    Yes, it is a good thing to "hold your own." Good post.
    1118 days ago
  • JANENE413
    I absolutely agree with your assessment of "holding your own." After the "fun" of losing weight, it's down in the trenches when it comes to maintaining. I've lost 80 pounds and have been at my present weight for over a year now. I weigh once a week only, and I fear the worst every time I get on the scale although I know I am monitoring everything reasonably well. I keep thinking I'll blink and all the weight will just jump back on in an instant. I still don't have a realistic mental picture of myself. I still feel like I weigh 230#.

    I know this will change slowly, and I'm not going anywhere. Just trying to keep putting one foot in front of the other and deal with the feelings--remembering that feelings are not fact.

    Good luck to you as you move on! Thanks for sharing.
    1118 days ago
  • PACKERMANN
    maintaining is an accomplishment not enough people take pride in.

    i am not yet at goal, but i have to keep reminding myself that i've kept off 45 lbs for over 6 months now...something, like you, i've never been able to do.

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!
    1118 days ago
  • RUNNINGYOGINIRE
    Exactly!
    1118 days ago
  • JMOOREHOUSE
    Holding your own is a great accomplishment, people often think you're not going anywhere if you're not going down, but we all know that going up is far too easy. Keep up the great work! emoticon
    1118 days ago
  • GETTINFIT-2014
    I agree!
    1118 days ago
  • JAGRIF
    Congrats on holding your own. That is huge.
    1118 days ago
  • BRAVELUTE
    Exactly what maintenance is all about!Giving your body time to maintain all the changes you are asking of it!
    1118 days ago
  • ROXYCARIN
    emoticon
    1119 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Congrats on this accomplisment, and I agree holding your own is a mighty good thing.
    1119 days ago
  • KOFFEENUT
    Good for you, because it IS a significant accomplishment!
    1119 days ago
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