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Am I There Yet?

Monday, October 14, 2013

I weighed 123.8 this morning, below what I was aiming for, around a BMI of 20. Yesterday was a low sodium day so I don't think I need to add calories yet.

Those of you who are long, long-term readers of my blog may remember back in the summer of 2010, when I'd been at or below my Weight Watchers weight for 15 months, I actually had one weigh-in below the WW goal range of 124-155 for the height of 5'6". (I actually am probably a hair under that 5'6" anyway.) I said to myself, "I've got to eat." The next week when I weighed in I was up eight pounds and I have not been as low since.

This time I intend to be smarter. OK - for those long term readers, you may remember I said this once before when I stayed below 126 for ONE day. But this time is different. It is different not only because I've been below 126 for three days in a row, but I now believe I can stabilize my weight around 126 and maintain. I want to stabilize around 126. I think 126 is a great weight for me. Me, me, me, me....

These weight blogs have been terribly self-indulgent. I read some of the really good bloggers and their themes are far more universal. Maybe when the scale consistently says the weight I want I can think about things that will be more helpful to my readers, especially those long-term readers who I truly appreciate!
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    We truly appreciate you, Marsha. You're figuring out something important and we're benefiting from observing and thinking it through with you!! What a kind comment on my introvert blog!!
    1615 days ago
    You have done great! Your blogs have been motivational, and most blogs are about ourselves and what we have accomplished in our journey. Congrats on getting there! I have a long way to go yet! Any you show us it can happen for us too! Maintenance is easier than some think. I seem to have that down pat, since I have hit so many plateaus! emoticon
    You liked my blog about showing ones about Florida in my walks and bike rides..maybe one day you can do the same. Everyone likes those too! We live in a beautiful state and so many who go through terrible, cold winters and always like to see my videos and pics of Florida, especially in the winter! Just a thought, since you mentioned it.
    emoticon for stopping by my blog!
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  • _LINDA
    To have such a focus guarantees successful maintenance! Why? Because an slight weight gain will be instantly noted, analyzed and if needed, taken care of. What ever works for you, is what you will write about and maybe inspire someone else for whom this method may also work for. There is always someone out there who will take this information to heart and think about it. Blogs are after all, supposed to be about you. To inspire others, as you do, is a wonderful bonus!
    Keep on writing about your story!
    1615 days ago
    You're certainly focused and you're doing it!! emoticon
    1615 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    LOL! Been there! I lost 160# on WW in 1992-1993. I was at goal long enough to weigh in. I gradually added 140# back on over the next 20 years. Now I am back to goal (which is my HIGH weight now). I set my weight range at 5# below my goal. You can do it! The told that helped us lose will also help us to maintain, I am starting month 4 now.
    1615 days ago
    Good for you! I'm proud of you.
    1615 days ago
    I'm with Monty... my real "happy weight" is my "happy performance weight" for my events.

    Which reminds me... the upcoming Florida HM? My cousin tells me she has been neglecting her training... so expect us to be SLOW... not going to be a sub 2:30, for sure... my goal is to get her to the finish line!

    We will figure out someway to do a photo-op, though, Marsha. Guaranteed... gotta have a "one year later" for the NEXT success story, right?

    And self-indulgent or not... one blogs about what one is compelled to blog about. It's a peek into our individual psyches, not always a tutorial or global theme. There's room for all of it in the blogosphere!

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  • MIRAGE727
    I truly believe I'm happy at the weight I perform the best. After stressing early in my maintaining start, I will never fix a number to that "perfect weight." Now, after maintaining for over 29 months, my range is 165-170 and work the low end. I focus more on the technical aspects of my running & Triathlons. Thank keeps me healthy.
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    I think your message is still universal, because once we hit a weight we like we're all going to want to stay there, and many of us have had the "Wow!" moment, followed swiftly by a scale climb.

    At least I'm pretty sure neither you nor I are the only ones who've had this :)

    Thank you -- it was a good day to read this entry!
    1615 days ago
    Personal blogs can be more self motivational and yet, still spark others at the same time. Keep on keeping on!
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    Comment edited on: 10/14/2013 10:38:32 AM
    1615 days ago
    I think some of the best blogs can be self centered because they are real and they are what you are thinking about. I've been successful at losing weight before but finding the best weight and maintaining it is kind of a mystery to me. emoticon
    1615 days ago
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