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11/27/10 12:14 P

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Welcome, Tina, to the At Goal and Maintaining team. Congrats on your great weight loss. For me there are three important components to my maintenance success this time (after gaining it back many times before):
1. keep tracking your food
2. set new goals - I recommend fitness goals and stepping up the exercise
3. never, never give up

Number 3 is the most important. As long as you keep trying, you will do it!!

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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RAYLINSTEPHENS's Photo RAYLINSTEPHENS SparkPoints: (178,671)
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11/25/10 10:56 A

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Welcome to the team! If you can lose it, you Can maintain 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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TINASWEEP's Photo TINASWEEP Posts: 980
11/25/10 10:42 A

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Thank you all so much for the kind welcome and the great advice. I will take every word to heart as I begin my maintenance program. Getting the weight off once was definitely hard enough! I never want to do it over.

I wish everyone the best also in their own healthy living and maintenance goals. Fight and win, everyday!



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ZUCCHINIQUEEN's Photo ZUCCHINIQUEEN Posts: 7,509
11/25/10 6:06 A

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The best advice I know is to take off any weight you gain right away...don't let it add up or discourage you. Few people can maintain without going up or down a bit now and then.

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CAROLJEAN64's Photo CAROLJEAN64 Posts: 11,343
11/24/10 8:41 P

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Congrats and welcome. Maitaining is not as well documented as losing, but it is possible. I am at goal weight for over 6 years with one blip when I was dealing with a broken leg and I knew how to deal with that.
You have been learning a healthy life style, now you get to live it.

Lost 65 lbs and maintained since 2006.


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ONEKIDSMOM's Photo ONEKIDSMOM Posts: 6,954
11/24/10 6:42 P

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emoticon work, those months! And welcome to a whole new ball game... but not. Maintenance is much the same as the initial journey... keep on eating healthy, keep on being active... and be happy!

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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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ALLELUIA525's Photo ALLELUIA525 Posts: 18,425
11/24/10 5:18 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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11/24/10 4:38 P

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emoticon and emoticon . All the very best for your maintaining journey.

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."
Saint Francis de Sales


 
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MOMMYFITNESS's Photo MOMMYFITNESS Posts: 12,317
11/24/10 3:27 P

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

Romans 14:20a (NIV)







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THEADMIRAL's Photo THEADMIRAL Posts: 5,232
11/24/10 3:05 P

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That's emoticon emoticon to the team! Vikki

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MEXGAL1's Photo MEXGAL1 SparkPoints: (222,085)
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11/24/10 2:23 P

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Terrific job, good for you. Keeping the weight off is for sure a on going challenge but one where you can get lots of support here.
Best of every thing to you.
Sallie

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BAILEYS7OF9's Photo BAILEYS7OF9 SparkPoints: (120,893)
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11/24/10 1:56 P

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LBTHOMASJR's Photo LBTHOMASJR SparkPoints: (68,383)
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11/24/10 1:48 P

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Wow! Congratulations on your terrific achievements and welcome to the team. Isn't it fun to join this one?!

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the path of the weak becomes a steppingstone in the path of the strong.
- Thomas Carlyle

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5K - 23:45 (6 races)
10K - 50:12 (3 races)
10 Mile - 1:27:07 (2 races)
Half Marathon - 1:56:35 (1 Race)


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TINASWEEP's Photo TINASWEEP Posts: 980
11/24/10 1:27 P

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Hello everyone,

My name is Tina and after 8 and 1/2 months of weight loss, I get to join this team! I just met my final goal today of losing 82 lbs and I've gone from wearing size 20 pants down to size 5/6. I'm looking forward to discovering what I need to do to maintain and keep it that way with the help of the team.

Thank you!



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