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9/7/10 1:42 P

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Gilbert, welcome to the team. I slid a bit after reaching my goal, but keeping as a part of this team motivates me to lose those few pounds. I identify with the going back to old habits. It is my downfall. I do find losing easier than maintaining so am looking forward to another stab at it.

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

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9/7/10 1:29 P

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Welcome, Gilbert!! I'm here to say that maintenance, which I once thought was impossible, is definitely possible. In fact, I'm doing it. And I also think it is clearly worth the effort.

So glad you have joined us! This group of people is great, so if you are having a challenge, speak up. Someone else may have just the solution you are looking for.

Welcome, to At Goal and Maintaining! Congrats on your success to date!

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


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BAILEYS7OF9's Photo BAILEYS7OF9 SparkPoints: (126,654)
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9/7/10 1:06 P

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9/5/10 11:39 A

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9/4/10 4:34 P

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Hi Gilbert! I've only been maintaining for about a month, and I'd definitely say that continuiung to journal my food is the biggest thing for me. The exercise is pretty much habit now, but never mindlessly eating is what I think is hard. Glad you found us! Welcome to the team and Best Wishes with your continued success.

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9/4/10 3:52 P

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emoticon Gilbert. Glad you have joined us.

Like the others, I can also identify with your reasons for being here.

This is a very supportive team so it's worthwhile to keep posting here to get and give advice and share experiences.



Start weight - over 166 lb

Reached goal weight in September 2009

Current maintenance range - 120-123 lb


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9/4/10 11:19 A

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Welcome Gilbert! Glad to have you aboard!

You might also want to look into Walker Tracker, a free site for logging your steps through "competitions" which are also totally free.
walkertracker.com/ look for me as RayLinStephens there too!

Walkers from 100 steps to 50,000+ steps daily are all welcome!

Maintenance is not as tough as people think - if you continue your practice of tracking. Any weight you can lose, you can also maintain - if you choose.

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I went from 210-120 in 16 months with SparkPeople!
My maintenance range is 120-125 lbs.
In Maintenance since 8/11/09!!

Lifetime Spirited Underdog!

I didn't "make it happen" the first time, I "made it happen" the last time!



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9/4/10 10:51 A

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~ 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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9/4/10 10:48 A

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emoticon to "At Goal and Maintaining". I speak for myself and I'm sure there are many others who can identify with your three reasons. Perhaps even add a few of our own!

This team battles several of them, by cheering one another on when the rewards may not be so visible!

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- Barb

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

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9/4/10 10:01 A

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Hi, I'm Gilbert, and I'm new here! Right now I'm at the weight I want to be, and my ongoing goal is just to keep the weight off. Many times I feel like keeping the weight off is much harder than losing the weight in the first place for three main reasons: (1) temptations to fall back into old (bad) habits, (2) complacency, and (3) plain ol' hunger. Right now I carry a pedometer and I track my steps every day, but I wondered if there was a website where I could track this stuff online. So I found this place, and here I am! I'm looking forward to using this site and saying hi to all the folks here.

“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” -- Charles F. Kettering


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