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7/13/10 6:33 P

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Personally, I prefer jeans that fit comfortably. I had "weigh" too many jeans that were too tight!
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Now if my jeans get tight - I know I need to get back on track.

WTG on reaching your goal! I think going 3 lbs lower is a great idea! I am currently doing the same after a winter where I struggled with 3 lbs back and forth.

Good Luck! You can do this!

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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
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7/13/10 11:37 A

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I use my clothing as a measure, too. I have a dress that I can only wear when I am right around my goal weight. It was an expensive dress that I kept for some reason, after gaining weight...again. It fits now, but just. I have those pesky 3 or 4 pounds to lose, too. I've given up on the scale. It tells a different story than my clothing tells because I have gotten quite muscular. Whether or not the benchmark jeans are cheap or really expensive doesn't really matter, I don't think.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION.


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7/13/10 11:18 A

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So I guess my pants idea is not unique (It was to me. I never had a post-weight-loss plan before). I hadn't thought that I might keep going down. Certainly never did that before, but I also never had the mental/attitudinal shift that I've experienced this time. Hmmm... because I was thinking in terms of pants being beaucoup $$ keeping me honest, but no, if they're expensive and I keep losing, then it's a waste.
Maybe I'll just start out at the thrift store and get some there. Then I won't feel guilty about them getting too big...
(oooh! a little negative self-talk there... "Yeah right, who are you kidding?" I just said to myself.)
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THAT needs to stop right now.

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BAILEYS7OF9's Photo BAILEYS7OF9 SparkPoints: (126,743)
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7/13/10 10:53 A

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7/13/10 7:20 A
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Welcome, Laura! emoticon And congratulations on your success!

Like you, I joined "At Goal and Maintaining" while still a few pounds above my goal. That was back in January. I also adjusted my goal weight when I got close to what I originally had set.

As a maintainer, I have continued to "drift" slowly downwards, and am still re-assessing what my permanent goal shall be. I'm content for it to be where I am right now, but if this "drift" continues, I dare not say for sure. Not to worry, I still have lots of room in the "desirable BMI" range!

Funny thing about the skinny jeans... I keep having to purchase another pair, as the skinniest of the skinny ones I dreamt of keep getting loose. I think that's a great measure. Monthly photos also help me stay motivated.

Maintenance is its own mind-set... the actions are the same: portion control, exercise, reflection... but the goals are more subtle, the motivation a different flavor. This is a great team to hang out with in that regard...

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7/13/10 1:08 A

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Rissapieces, I just read your post more carefully. What a coincidence. I went WW Lifetime on 2/2/10 also!

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7/13/10 1:05 A

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Laura, that's exactly what I did throughout my weight loss. I bought a pair of jeans in the next size down and tried them as I continued to lose until they fit. I'd then buy a couple more in that size to keep me clothed, but I'd also buy another pair down one more size. I did that from size 14 to 6. I made sure to donate the too large pants as soon as I fit into the next size so I wouldn't have the bigger ones as back-up.

By the way, congratulations on your wonderful weight loss. I, too, want to go down 3 more lbs. We'll get there together.

Mary

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7/12/10 11:28 P

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I just bought a decked out pair of Miss Me jeans as an incentive for me to keep the faith! :-D

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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7/12/10 10:57 P

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Hey everyone! This is my first new team in a while. I started the Spark on March 2. Tomorrow will be 20 weeks and I've lost 34 pounds! I set my goal at 150, but after reading some of your posts, I think I should go down to 147 and use 150 as my "ceiling."

I've lost weight before, but never kept it off. I'm hoping some contact with other MAINTAINERS will inspire me.

I've made some really big changes (not just physical) during this journey and I really think that I've lost this weight for the last time.

I have a question for you:
I was thinking that I should go get myself a pair of rockin' jeans, specifically TIGHT
(more specifically EXPENSIVE)
rockin' jeans and use those as a measuring device. It seems like muffin-tops or not being able to button those jeans would be more real...
more CONCRETE
than a number on a scale.
and that maybe that would help me maintain this time.

Anyone else do anything like that? or are there some better ideas out there? I'm an open book Spark Friends!

And congrats to ALL OF US!!
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Your new, happy-to-be-here!! member!
Laura

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