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Welcome to the team. There is a great deal of collective wisdom from individuals who have chosen a journey similar to yours. It is always a good thing to be as prepared as possible to face whatever lies ahead. You are successfully nearing your goals so the tools are there. Sometimes it is a matter of using them in different and perhaps more creative ways. However, the basics remain the same.
Best wishes as you pursue your journey to health.
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"
Henry Ward Beecher
WELCOME ABOARD. Glad to have you part of the TEAM.
to the Team!
Welcome to the team OAHARRIS!!!
Amy ; )
Maintenance Range 140 -145
137lbs - Goal Met 10/5/08
“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”
Hi and welcome.
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."
Saint Francis de Sales
Welcome. What an inspiration you are. Maintenance is not somewhere or a sometime, it is an attitude toward your life and your health. You are already on the right track.
Lost 65 lbs and maintained since 2006.
...there is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there's still a sureness in you, where there's a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility in you. ~John O'Donohue
...I've been at goal for just about 4 months and still doing what I was doing to lose the weight - tracking food and calorie cycling, exercising, and drinking 10 8oz glasses of water per day.
~ Tanya ~
"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward..."
"All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them."
(quotes: Walter Elias Disney)
Welcome to the team!
I think it is great that you want to hit the ground running! I too wanted to learn more about maintenance before I reached my goal.
Better to be prepared!
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page 39 in The Spark
I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!! (backslid without internet but still within normal range!)
Lifetime Spirited Underdog!
I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!
I think it's super you decided to join before hitting target, as I've been having difficulty leveling off. (There's something addictive about watching that scale go down...)
You're doing it right!
“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou
“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah
“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin
and congrats on your weight loss!
"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."
Romans 14:20a (NIV)
Welcome - way to plan ahead, but it's obvious that you have been working hard, planning ahead and persisting. Way to go and keep up the good journey.
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Oaharris: Welcome! You have been doing great!
Is your name related to Overeaters Anonymous? I am a great believer in 12-step programs. They have saved my life.
If you live (and eat) one day at a time, you just keep on doing it after goal. You can eat a little more each week, but not as much as you might be dreaming. I found that when I was losing weight on Weight Watchers way back when, the more I loved the discipline of the food plan, the easier it was to just keep on eating that way. One Day At A Time I have kept it off for most of 39 years, and it is all contingent on remembering my primary purpose of living one day at a time, and keeping an attitude of gratitude.
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.
Hi, I'm new to the team. My highest weight 314. I had GBP surgery Jan. of last year and got stuck in the same old habits. I came to Spark weighing 207 and now I'm just about at my goal weight. I didn't want to wait until I reached my goal weight to join because I want to hit the ground running as it is said. I don't know how to maintain this new weight. I want to know what I'm doing when I finally reach goal.