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CAROLJEAN64's Photo CAROLJEAN64 Posts: 11,384
3/27/10 2:26 P

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Although I have already welcomed you, I want to reinforce what "OldMom" said. I love tracking my nutrition and my exercise. It really keeps me motivated to maintain and helps me feel in control of food instead of food in control of me.

Lost 65 lbs and maintained since 2006.


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TORNADO40's Photo TORNADO40 Posts: 661
3/27/10 8:33 A

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Thanks for all the warm welcomes. I plan on continuing to be very involved at SP. I will continue to track my foods and my exercise as well as collecting spark points and blogging. I think these things will keep me on track and help me keep the weight off this time.

Chris

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SLENDERELLA61's Photo SLENDERELLA61 SparkPoints: (152,577)
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3/27/10 12:14 A

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Welcome, Chris. Sounds like your plan will work - just a little more food. Hope you plan to keep tracking, at least for a while. This is the first time I've been really successful at maintenance and tracking is the reason!

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Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!


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ALLELUIA525's Photo ALLELUIA525 Posts: 18,436
3/26/10 9:33 P

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emoticon to the team!

~ 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)


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3/26/10 8:34 P

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Welcome, Chris, and congrats on your news from the doctor. emoticon See me raising my hand? I, too, have had trouble "maintaining" in the past. I do great for a while, then something happens and I seem to lose my steam. I think it really helps to have like-minded people around to support each other in this different motivational challenge!

This team's great in that regard! emoticon emoticon

- Barb

Defeat is temporary: giving up makes it permanent! Never give up!

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Maintaining with 122 marked as "goal" since October 2010


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REDGRAMA's Photo REDGRAMA SparkPoints: (26,366)
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3/26/10 8:32 P

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WELCOME TO THE TEAM AND CONGRATULATION.
ALWAYS GLAD TO HEAR ABOUT AN OTHER SUCCESS STORY.
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RAYLINSTEPHENS's Photo RAYLINSTEPHENS SparkPoints: (182,138)
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3/26/10 8:17 P

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Welcome Chris!

WTG on reaching your goal weight! We are all learning together here!

You lost it, you will maintain it too!

Central Time Zone
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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!



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CAROLJEAN64's Photo CAROLJEAN64 Posts: 11,384
3/26/10 6:38 P

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Congratulations and welcome to the best place to be on Spark. You will learn a lot here from others so be sure to ask questions as you go along.

Lost 65 lbs and maintained since 2006.


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3/26/10 5:24 P

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Hi, welcome and congratulations.

Sandy



"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."
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BAILEYS7OF9's Photo BAILEYS7OF9 SparkPoints: (122,097)
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3/26/10 3:13 P

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emoticon emoticon to the Team and congrats!





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3/26/10 2:50 P

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emoticon to the team and congrats on your weight loss!

"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."

Romans 14:20a (NIV)







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RONIROO2U's Photo RONIROO2U SparkPoints: (15,466)
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3/26/10 1:30 P

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What good news from your doctor! You will love this team- it is very active and informative. Maintaining can be just as challenging as weight loss, but I've found that with daily exersize and staying in my suggested caloric range, I can still enjoy treats (sometimes cakes, pizzas and fried foods) without gaining an ounce.

Most importantly, remember that you've made a lifestyle change and that you're a healthier person. You will do great! Welcome to the team.

Currently maintaining 120 to 125 pounds for nearly a year!


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3/26/10 1:06 P

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Saw my doctor today and she told me she doesn't want me to lose much more weight. So I have adjusted my goal weight and I am only a few pounds from goal. That gives me about 10 less pounds to lose than I thought that I needed to lose.

I guess now I have to figure out how to maintain the loss which is why I joined this team.

At this point I am barely losing weight. I lose maybe about 0.4 pounds each week. So I am almost just maintaining already. So I guess I can eat a little more and keep exercising to see how that works. I hope to learn a lot from this team. I have never been successful in the past when it comes to keeping the weight off. This time it will be different.
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Chris

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