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4/9/10 5:28 A

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"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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RAYLINSTEPHENS's Photo RAYLINSTEPHENS SparkPoints: (187,012)
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4/8/10 7:08 P

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Welcome to the team!

I was never slim before either. This is the first time in my memory of being lower than 148 lbs!

You can do it!

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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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WALKINGANNIE's Photo WALKINGANNIE Posts: 1,815
4/8/10 5:39 P

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Welcome. Good idea to prepare for the next stage. Maintenance has different challenges at first but there is a lot of support here.

Don't feel that you have to lurk though. Just chip in when you want to.

Start weight - over 166 lb

Reached goal weight in September 2009

Current maintenance range - 120-123 lb


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SPARKCAT1's Photo SPARKCAT1 Posts: 933
4/8/10 4:40 P

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I have found that during maintaining, it was best for me to keep the same "life plan", but i could do it every other day, or 4 days out of the week....instead of keeping with it 5 out of 7 days.
I weigh myself several times a week ( and Thursday it is official at my support group), to be sure that i am within my lee-way of 5 pounds, and adjust accordingly.
It took me about 3 months trying different ways...and found out just to continue with what i was doing for the past 3 years to loose it.....just a little more wiggle room!
Hambergers, fries, etc. still have the same amount of calories, too be easy to put it back on. But having a smaller stomich, i can get satisfied easier without overeating.....which also takes being aware of everyday. My biggest realization was emotional....realizating that if i return it to the refrigerator...it will be the later if i want it again....instead of eating like it was my last meal! lol


Skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand,
Crystle Lite in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming
"WOO HOO what a ride!"


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BAILEYS7OF9's Photo BAILEYS7OF9 SparkPoints: (124,125)
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4/8/10 11:50 A

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SUNRISESUNSET's Photo SUNRISESUNSET SparkPoints: (40,103)
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4/8/10 9:18 A

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Thanks for the welcome! You're all proof that we can maintain the weight loss. emoticon

"For every dark night there is a brighter day..."


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ATULGARG2 Posts: 460
4/8/10 7:26 A

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You look very enthusistic, which is good.
Start losing and slowly you woill learn your body requirements depending on many factors like your life style, eating habits and type of exercise schedule that you follow so will you understand how to maintain also.
SP can guide you at every step.

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CAROLJEAN64's Photo CAROLJEAN64 Posts: 11,438
4/7/10 10:47 P

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What a great idea. You are getting ready for maintaining while you are losing. All the previous posts offer good advice. I ended going 5 lbs. below my intial goal weight. Now that is my top weight and I work at maintaining 5 lbs below that weight. I am usually about 1-3 lbs under by top goal. I love having a little wiggle room.

Lost 65 lbs and maintained since 2006.


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RISSASPIECES's Photo RISSASPIECES SparkPoints: (92,952)
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4/7/10 8:04 P

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Welcome aboard!

Reached my goal November 2009!

Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.

It is a life style, not a life sentence.


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SLENDERELLA61's Photo SLENDERELLA61 SparkPoints: (156,577)
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4/7/10 7:31 P

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I agree. Thinking about maintenance now is a wise move. You probably don't want to eat or do anything now that you don't want to do for the rest of your life. You will find that maintenance is really just like the losing phase, only with a little more food.

SparkPeople is great for helping you find out how many calories to eat to maintain and suggesting menus.

Central Florida, Eastern Standard Time Zone

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


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MOMMYFITNESS's Photo MOMMYFITNESS Posts: 12,317
4/7/10 6:55 P

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Great idea to lurk now! It is about a lifestyle not just a diet! If we don't continue with healthy eating and exercise the weight will only come back! Great to have you! emoticon

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

Romans 14:20a (NIV)







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PO_PAZZA's Photo PO_PAZZA Posts: 1,114
4/7/10 6:45 P

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Good idea, SunriseSunset. It's a great idea to start thinking about maintenance now because it's the rest of your life. I can only tell you my perspective, but, for me, it's a bit scary. Like you, I didn't (don't) know the ideal weight for me. I went with a goal my doctor suggested. As I approached it, friends and family told me I was there and to not lose anymore. I wasn't sure of all their motives for saying this, but I discovered I am comfortable with myself at this weight, and so here I am. You will know when you get there, sometimes by going below and not being able to comfortably sustain it. The other scary part is figuring how much food you can eat to maintain your new weight. It's trial and error, but I'm starting to figure it out in my 6th week at goal. I'm also learning to distinguish hunger from craving and mindless eating.

The two most important things for me to remember at goal are to realize I was NOT on a diet. I was learning to eat healthy for the rest of my life. Thinking it's a weight loss diet is to think it's something that ends. That can lead to old habits creeping back. The other thing for me is learning I always need a goal. Having a weight loss goal was a point of focus. When that's over it's time to find another focus. For me it's trying to build myself up for a 5K run (at age 63). It could be many things, but a quantifying goal is very important. Forever.

This is what is helping me. Take from it what you need and ignore the rest.

Best wishes,
Mary

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4/7/10 6:09 P

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Hi!

I'm not a maintainer yet, but I want to 'know' how it feels so I'm lurking in maintain forums. I want to maintain between 115-120lbs, assuming that I'll be at my best when I get to 120lbs. I haven't been slim before in my life so I can't say for certain which weight range suits me. I'm not losing at the moment because I'm on a plateau, but it won't beat me! I'll be here as a proper maintainer this time next year, or by the end of this year.

"For every dark night there is a brighter day..."


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