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7/20/10 5:13 P

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Hey, Wendy. Welcome to our wonderful team of hard working maintainers. I bounce around about the same level you do. I sat my maintenance range at 126-133, but I try to keep my first thing in the morning weigh ins below 130.

Wish I could say I eat perfect, but not so. I am trying to focus on progress, not perfection. My binges have gotten much smaller and much less frequent, although I'm feeling more and more ready to give them up altogether. We'll see.

Again, welcome to our team.

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7/20/10 8:54 A

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THanks to all for the warm welcome! I look forward to participating on the team. And Congrats to all on your accomplishments!!!

SW: 160 lbs (Jul 09)
GW: 135 lbs (Nov 09)
UG: 130 lbs (Apr 10)
Forever in maintenance!

Race PR's
5K- 25:00 (Jul 11)
10K- 52:55 (Jul 11)
1st 8K- 41:11 (Dec 10)
1st 12K- 1:06 (Jul 11)
HM- 2:02 (Mar 12)
1st 25K- 2:47 (Aug 10)
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7/19/10 1:38 P

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Yes to bounce around a few pounds is normal.

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7/18/10 10:36 A
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Hola! Wendy!! And welcome to the team!



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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!)

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7/18/10 2:41 A

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Hello Everyone, I just joined this team because I need help with a goal weight and you all seem very helpful. I have my goal at 140 however I have been told by many people I shouldn't lose anymore. I'm 5'6. How did you all figure out when you had lost enough? I've never gotten this close to goal before so I'm lost! I am still losing very slowly so I must have more to lose, right?

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7/17/10 2:07 P

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Welcome to the At Goal and Maintaining Team! Congrats on achieving your best goal weight. That's awesome. I'm impressed with that marathon, too.

I've been at a healthy BMI for 16 months now and at my personal goal for about 6 months. I have tracked my food the whole time -- except I took off 2 weeks for vacation just recently and did okay. I'm going back on tracking again, though. Tracking my food gives me the confidence I need to eat and eat healthy.

Again, welcome to our team. So glad you have joined us.

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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7/16/10 2:09 P

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7/16/10 12:21 P

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Wendy, welcome to the team! Congrats on your weight loss. It looks great on you!

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7/16/10 8:13 A

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Welcome to the team, Wendy...and congratulations on making it to your goal weight and completing your first half marathon! That's so awesome. My weight flunctuates daily 5 pounds, so I do think that's normal. This is a great team for maintainers to share tips and motivation. So glad you found us!

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7/16/10 7:22 A

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Hola!! My name is Wendy. I live in Puerto Rico. Started SP back In July 2009 at 160 (I had already lost like 3-5 lbs). After 4 months of tracking food and fitness, 100% committed, I Lost 25 lbs and made it to my first goal weight. Then I stopped tracking food, started training for and completed my first half marathon. I still track fitness and am active on SP. Took me about 5 more months to actually see 130 on the scale, my ultimate goal weight, and that's where I'm at now and have been for about 3 months- so I've been pretty good maintaining. I fluctuate 129 - 133. But I think that's normal. I joined this team to learn how other maintainers are doing and hopefully learn and share tips and ideas for staying on track. Adios Sparkies!

Edited by: WE_PA_FIT at: 7/16/2010 (07:24)
SW: 160 lbs (Jul 09)
GW: 135 lbs (Nov 09)
UG: 130 lbs (Apr 10)
Forever in maintenance!

Race PR's
5K- 25:00 (Jul 11)
10K- 52:55 (Jul 11)
1st 8K- 41:11 (Dec 10)
1st 12K- 1:06 (Jul 11)
HM- 2:02 (Mar 12)
1st 25K- 2:47 (Aug 10)
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