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Trying Not To Be Too Psyched


Sunday, September 29, 2013

This morning, there it was on the scale: 125.8. I'm below what I used to call "my happy weight" of 126. That's the lowest weight I've been since April of this year. It is lower than I weighed all of 2012, 51.2 pounds below my weight on the day I started this current lifestyle change on Dec. 1, 2008, and 86.2 pounds below my all time high in 1999.

I'm feeling good about it, BUT I want to be realistic. I have proven at least twice before that this is an achievable weight for me; in fact, I even got 4 pounds below once. But I still don't know if it is a weight I can maintain. Last time I might have stayed under 126 for three days total. This time, we'll see.

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OOLALA53 10/2/2013 11:47AM

    I have a feeling you're healthy at various weights. Eating to manipulate such a small percentage of our weight... I dunno. Can you still live a reasonable life? Your choice!

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MNNICE 10/2/2013 9:51AM

    Maintaining is definitely a challenge, as you well know! But sometimes reaching those lower numbers gives us the motivation to stay on the healthy track. Way to go, and good luck!

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AQUAGIRL08 9/30/2013 10:05PM

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SPINNINGJW 9/30/2013 8:23AM

    Weight is ONE tool to measure how you are doing. Congrats on reaching a milestone for you. As many have said, your body will tell you what weight it can maintain long-term.

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GABY1948 9/30/2013 8:18AM

    I believe that WHATEVER you decide the RIGHT weight is for you it will be RIGHT! You are a wise and discerning woman! And an inspiration...I learn from you! emoticon

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MSLZZY 9/30/2013 7:53AM

    Your body will let you know if it is realistic or not. I was down to 125 one summer and my doctor thought I was on death's door LOL! I try to stay between 130 and 135.
Sometimes up and sometimes down. HUGS!

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JOYINKY 9/30/2013 6:32AM

    emoticon Time will tell but you are so much more than the number on your scale! I understand the lift though! Congratulations.

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_LINDA 9/30/2013 12:51AM

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So happy you have reached your long sought goal weight!
Keep up the great work!!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 9/29/2013 11:41PM

    I believe in you! Even if you don't maintain that number, you do a great job of working your maintenance plans. Keep on!

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IAMWINNING 9/29/2013 11:12PM

    emoticon emoticon So happy for you.


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MWWENSIN 9/29/2013 10:20PM

    While it is great to hit a low number on the scale and it feels good it is more important how you feel. I learned this after it was becoming impossible for me to lose any more weight. And when I exercised more I would gain weight or level off. So long as I keep my BMI Less than 25 i am good.

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WATERMELLEN 9/29/2013 9:48PM

    You are amazing!!

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RUN4FOOD 9/29/2013 9:43PM

    You can se your experience in this. It's good to reach a new low for this season, yet you know it will be difficult to maintain.
You'll have to decide if this weight is worth fighting for or if you're happier at some other weight.

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/29/2013 8:52PM

    Happy for you, Marsha! I know that number means something special to you... "sustainable" maintenance weight is a puzzle for many of us. One day at a time, one healthy choice at a time! emoticon

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GONABFIT 9/29/2013 8:41PM

    😁😁 great job!! Even if you don't stay below you have accomplished so much qlready!!

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BOOKAPHILE 9/29/2013 8:36PM

    Congratulations on attaining! I know you will find the right weight for you. I'm cheering you on!

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COCK-ROBIN 9/29/2013 8:28PM

    Wonderful!

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