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I BELIEVE!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I'm reviewing my old blogs to see how far I've come, to look for issues still unresolved, and to see if there are some lessons I need to relearn.

On November 17, 2009, I had an experience I had never had before in my entire life. The scale was up, just by a few tenths of a pound, and I was okay with that. I was not trying to lose weight -- or feeling totally defeated -- for the first time in decades.

I wrote, "Losing weight is exciting, but all good things must come to an end." And, "the biggest thing for me to work on is making maintaining my weight second nature to me. That includes accepting that some days the scale will go up a bit."

Can't say that maintaining my weight is second nature, but I have taken steps forward. Probably the biggest change between today and 11/17/09 is that I BELIEVE I can maintain. I know what to do. (I may debate the optimum food plan, but I know several plans that will maintain my weight.) I know I can do it. As I have often written, it isn't always easy, but it is worth it. And I no longer freak out and assume I'm gaining it all back if the scale is up a bit!
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_LINDA 1/16/2014 12:31AM

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I believe in YOU!!

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BOPPY_ 1/15/2014 3:47PM

    Success and now meta-tracking. Cool!

Lee

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TAICHIDANCER 1/15/2014 11:34AM

    My daily fluctuations are a lot more than a few tenths of a pound so I'm going to have to have a larger tolerance range. I have a friend who weighs himself both after rising and before going to bed and he knows what his maintenance weights for both those times of day should be. Spark on!

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MEXGAL1 1/15/2014 10:05AM

    We do have to believe that we can remain at a healthy weight. I believe now that I can....of course with planning.
Thanks for sharing Marsha and have a great day.
Sallie

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GABY1948 1/15/2014 7:54AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon THIS is exactly where I PLAN to be sometime soon. Thank you for all your inspiration ALL the time! emoticon

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MSLZZY 1/15/2014 7:36AM

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AQUAGIRL08 1/14/2014 3:37PM

    Congratulations on achieving a level of comfort that many of us hope to attain. emoticon

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CELIAMINER 1/14/2014 3:15PM

    I wanna be like you when I grow up. Seriously, I have stopped having the nightmares in which I wake in a panic that I have gained all my weight back, but I still stress when I am in the dumps of exercise inertia and feeling like I'm out of control with eating.

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BOOKAPHILE 1/14/2014 2:52PM

    I want to have that firm belief! I'm in the cautiously optimistic stage, right now. Keep showing me how it's done!

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RUNNERRACHEL 1/14/2014 1:22PM

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JOYINKY 1/14/2014 1:09PM

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NATPLUMMER 1/14/2014 1:05PM

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WATERMELLEN 1/14/2014 12:51PM

    Wow, that is huge huge HUGE (caps fully merited). I'm thinking this will have a significant impact on my scales thing . . . and that's gotta be great.

(And incidentally, all of us here BELIEVE that you will MAINTAIN 4ever. You convinced us a long long time ago).

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BURGUNDYBABE 1/14/2014 12:28PM

    Victory! emoticon emoticon

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 1/14/2014 12:24PM

    AMEN and emoticon

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RUN4FOOD 1/14/2014 11:46AM

    Sounds like a great lesson has been learned.

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LEWILL1982 1/14/2014 11:04AM

    Congratulations, what a victory!

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