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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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JAZZID 11/4/2013 12:30AM

    emoticon ... what progress you have made. I will be glad when I start making progress again. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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JANISMKW 11/2/2013 3:03PM

    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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DEDICATED2HIM 11/2/2013 5:54AM

    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!

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JUNEAU2010 10/31/2013 8:55PM

    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!

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MEXGAL1 10/31/2013 4:07PM

    wow, I think that's a great representation of all you have accomplished. Great job!
Happy Halloween

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SUZYMOBILE 10/31/2013 2:56PM

    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.

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SABLE77 10/31/2013 1:45PM

    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!


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KALIGIRL 10/31/2013 9:38AM

    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!
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emoticon and emoticon photos.

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CRYSTALJEM 10/31/2013 12:08AM

    Regardless of the exact timeframe you have done incredibly well and look fantastic my beautiful friend.

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TAPETUM 10/30/2013 11:14PM

    I agree - four years. You've done awesome!

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WATERMELLEN 10/30/2013 7:57PM

    Four years, I'd say!! These are fun pics and you should be proud of what you've accomplished.

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