Your sign up story sounds familiar. I remember it well because it used to be me. :) That is, until spark. I even lost alot and tried maintaining that for awhile, and it worked. (I had always gained what I lost back before spark.) What works is different for everyone, so I will just tell you what worked for me.
Start by adding some spark friends, creating that circle of support.
Blog your heart out. Get whatever is going on in your head out on the screen. Keeps your fingers busy and out of the fridge and you can't eat your feelings. Plus people give great support.
Join an active spark team and keep checking in, adding to boards, etc. Cheering yourself and others on keeps everything positive.
Track everything because in the beginning it is such a surprise to see what and how much you are eating.
Find a buddy to email back and forth. Finding a spark BFF can help on those down days, when you feel like you don't want to take another step on that scale. You keep each other going. I have met some amazing people on spark.
I wish you the best of luck, and please add me if you wish!
Edited by: LISSA1976 at: 2/3/2013 (18:06)
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