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.
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