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7/31/08 6:37 P

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Hi and welcome Kat, I'm at the same point you're at and I find it scary too. SP have advised me to increase calories between 100 and 200 calories for a couple of weeks and see how the weight goes. I have found that I have lost a little more so have increased calories upwards a bit more. I'm amazed at how much I can eat with this new lifestyle. All the very best and enjoy that holiday with your mum.

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7/31/08 4:21 P

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Thanks for the support everyone!

My plan is to increase my calories by 50 per week until I reach the high of 1900 and re-evaluate then...so, this week I aim for 1600...

Of course this might all get blasted by my two-week holiday with my mom that starts next week, but I'll do my best to stay on track!

Does this plan seem reasonable?

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7/31/08 3:16 P

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You belong and welcome! some people even set the 5 pound "loss" for six months, so it's a slow adjustment from loss to maintain! :)

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7/31/08 1:56 P

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emoticon to the Maintenance world! You are where you belong by joining this team. We will encourage, support and love you! emoticon

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7/31/08 11:20 A

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I'm with BEEJAY. You have hit your primary goal. And it takes some time to get used to the idea of maintainance instead of weight loss

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7/31/08 9:52 A

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Personally I think you belong here! :) I think you've done a really great job to get where you are now.

Maintainence is scary and I still struggle with it from time to time. There's nothing wrong with being on this team and still wanting to lose a little extra, the main thing is you've actually reached your goal, it doesn't matter what goal it is, you're there!

It takes a little time to get use to maintainence, but you can do it.

Welcome to the team! Good luck on the rest of your journey!

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Hi Everyone,

I'm not sure if I belong on this team yet, but I thought I'd join and ask your opinions...

I have reached my primary goal of 139 lb (I'm 5'10"). Here is my plan...I don't know if it's maintenance, but it's on its way...

I have set a new goal of 135, but it is set for about 2 months away ( I don't really care if I lose any more). I want to edge my way into maintaining. My intention is to end up at a place where I won't ever get higher than about 139...

I'm really scared of the maintenance idea...All my life until I joined SP in May a diet was absolute starvation and exercise...I would get into an "anorexia space" and it was hell...I would be afraid to eat again, and sometimes I would get in real trouble.

I am sooo proud of myself for losing this 10 lb successfully and wisely, but I need some support for the next step.

Thanks everyone,

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