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Before & After Photos

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

After hours wading through my old photos & blogs under my old Spark name trying to pin down when I really went into weight maintenance, the answer is, well, a grey area.
At a Christmas Luncheon 2007:

This was at My nephew's Grade 12 Graduation June 28 2008:

Then in November 2009, I celebrated getting back into my cherished size 10 outfit, which Mom had urged me to try on again:

Unfortunately, running back through my Jhadzhia blogs, I found I was quite erratic sharing weight losses. I found one putting me under 130 for the first time on Thursday November 12 2009. As far as I could tell I was on a mighty long plateau and was wondering if I should lose any more weight or not. I had joined Sparkpeople May 13 2009.
My family photo November 29 2009 clearly shows I was at a good weight along with my sister:

Then I went on a trip to Hawaii at Christmas time with my brother and his family in December 2009. I gained 9 lbs on that trip as there was nothing but fast food places in the area we were in. IHOP was the eatery of choice and various burger places. I guess I considered myself off mantenance because of the weight gain and how slowly I hd been losing the weight before that.
When I broke my elbow February 1st 2010 (not a fall -just osteoporosis pulling it apart) I was at a weight of 121 and decided to make that my maintenance weight.
So I guess the question is, what is the range of weight regain llowed before you are considered off maintenance, or your maintenance has been broken. Is Nov. 12 2009 when i first hit 129 my maintenance start as that is roughly where my weight has been kept? Then it would mean I have been maintaining for four years coming up!
Confusing!! What do you think? Wish I had been more like my good friend SLENDERELLA in keeping track :PP.
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your evening!
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  • JAZZID
    emoticon ... what progress you have made. I will be glad when I start making progress again. Keep up the good work! emoticon
    1061 days ago
  • JANISMKW
    Thanks for sharing your accomplishments. Maintenance (I understand, I'm not there yet) takes more discipline even than losing. You are an inspiration of a healthy life.
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    1062 days ago
  • DEDICATED2HIM
    Great JOb Linda! Because I didn't know you before your maintenance I had never seen these pics. It was great to see how far you'd come. What was your total weight lost?
    You are AWESOME!
    1063 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I am not walking in your shoes, but, if size 10 is great for you, then that's a more important number than whatever the scale says!
    1064 days ago
  • MEXGAL1
    wow, I think that's a great representation of all you have accomplished. Great job!
    Happy Halloween
    Sallie
    1064 days ago
  • SUZYMOBILE
    You've maintained all this time, Linda!! Maintenance is whatever you say it is. If you are happy with yourself and healthy, I'd say you're maintaining--regardless of the weight. You clearly LOOK progressively happier in your newer and newer photos.
    1064 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/21/2013 10:35:31 AM
  • SABLE77
    Hey Linda, I think you are doing great,

    I started at the end of May 2009 and lost 60 pounds by Oct 2009 and then another 15 over the winter. I remember you telling me I should join and I am so glad you did! I couldn't imagine losing wieght by going online but it sure works.

    I can't believe its been 4 years already!

    Have a Great Day!

    sandy
    1065 days ago
  • KALIGIRL
    I think maintenance is a state of mind rather than a number (either weight or years) and you have been living a healthy lifestyle for those four years!
    emoticon and counting!
    emoticon and emoticon photos.
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    1065 days ago
  • CRYSTALJEM
    Regardless of the exact timeframe you have done incredibly well and look fantastic my beautiful friend.
    1065 days ago
  • TAPETUM
    I agree - four years. You've done awesome!
    1065 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Four years, I'd say!! These are fun pics and you should be proud of what you've accomplished.


    1065 days ago
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