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12/13/07 2:03 P

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Oh, get rid of those 16s! If 12 is where you're at, enjoy it!

Congrats and welcome!!

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12/12/07 4:09 P

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Thanks everyone. Most of the old clothes are gone. I have been rebuilding my wardrobe from Salvation Army and other thrift stores. I thought 14s would fit the bill, but it seems I need to find new pants...in size 12, go figure! Better do it soon and ditch the 16s....boy, are they baggy!


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12/12/07 3:13 P

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Way to go on losing 100 pounds - what an accomplishment!!! Maintenance can be tricky but you can do it!! Keep your head up and keep pushing on

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12/12/07 2:58 P

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Wow, congrats on losing 100 pounds..that is amazing. I also find maintenance to be tricky..sometimes (like lately) I indulge a little too much and have to go back to tracking and measuring. But you will get used to it and pretty much know what you can and can't eat. Yep, I ditched all those old clothes and bought ones that were 'snug' so I wouldn't be tempted to slowly let the weight creep back on.
Good luck..we are all here for you.

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Marathons in IL, OH, MI, WI, IN and TX 44 states to go

2011 goal - 1500 miles (2010 actual was 1300)

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2/13/11 - Frosty 5 Miler - 46:53 (9:23 pace) - PR!
3/20/11 - March Madness - 2:10:59
5/11 - Half (goal 2:05)
Fall marathon (goal 4:30)

PERSONAL RECORDS (50-54 age group):
5K (5/22/10) - 28:15
10K (9/8/07) - 59:46
Half Marathon (3/16/08) - 2:09:44


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SUEBEE42's Photo SUEBEE42 SparkPoints: (71,130)
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12/12/07 2:52 P

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Oh, I agree... ditch the old clothes! Donate them to Goodwill or Salvation Army. Get rid of the safety net! :D

I have a lot of tighter-cut clothes now... girlie tees, and form-fitting sweaters... so I have no choice but to keep it up! :D You can do it, too! :D

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12/12/07 2:33 P

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Welcome to the wonderful but sometimes maddening world of Maintenance!!! emoticon

I am still trying to get a balance between calories in to calories out!!! I have been maintaining/losing/maintaining since August.

Jackie!!! emoticon

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12/12/07 2:21 P

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Get rid of all clothes that don't fit! It reminds you to keep up the healthier life style! glad to have you with us!


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"WOO HOO what a ride!"


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12/12/07 2:19 P

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I get the same issue with being full off of less than the recommended daily calories!

I just figure, if my body says I'm full, and I'm maintaining & not losing anymore then no need to cram it with more food, healthy or not!

Welcome to the team!

-Bree
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April 2006 Starting Weight - 185-190
May 18, 2007 Reached Goal 150

"What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter." Peter F. Drucker

Ticker is set to a maintenance range.


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12/12/07 2:05 P

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Good luck and of course I know that you will lose those final 2 pounds! I stopped at 160...medical reasons.... and am very happy with the smaller clothes I can fit into. I got very nervous about all this stuff at first until I realized that it wasn't going to come back overnight. : )

I too have more calories to eat, but I just can't hold that much food anymore, plus all the water and vegetables fill me up...guess I was just eating worthless junk before.

Anyway emoticon on your loss, owlwho, and welcome to mintenance!!!

Edited by: FRAN3ORD at: 12/12/2007 (14:07)
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Pace e Bene!

Personal goal - Go From 162 to 145

6/13/10...153.2

6/20/10....152.4

7/5/10....151.00

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7/18/10.....149.00

1/12/11....oops...162.00









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12/12/07 2:02 P

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emoticon to maintenance OwlWho - join the rest of us who are anxious about returning to our old ways. I thought losing weight was hard but maintaining the weight loss is just as hard if not harder. You will find lots of encouragement and support here so enjoy your new bod! Jenna


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12/12/07 1:51 P

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So if you look at my ticker, you'll see that I'm not quite there. But I am close enough and will be there by the end of the month.

I have lost over 100 pounds since Labor Day 2006. I am about the same size as I was in high school. Funny about perspectives. I thought I was fat then. Now my family is having trouble getting used to the thinner me and telling me I'm too thin....whatever.

Anyway, I have adjusted by weight loss goals slightly to allow me to lose the final two pounds in three weeks. The top of my range used to be 1600 calories; now that's the low end. After eating about 1500 calories per day for the last 16 months, it seems weird to be able to eat more.

I admit I am quite nervous about this maintaining stuff. My old eating habits still rear up regularly. I hope to get hints and encouragement from y'all (no, I'm not from the south, but I really like the word "Y'All").


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