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10/6/11 11:24 P

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Welcome!

You'll find all kinds of support and great advice from the people over here.
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Never, ever, EVER give up!

From BMI 53 (336 lbs) to under 30. Now aiming for less than 20% body fat.

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10/6/11 3:38 P

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emoticon Hi all,

I just read a great blog from 4A-HEALTHY-BMI with all sorts of great info and a fantastic idea for logging the foods that didn't go down the hatch!

I LOVED IT!!! There was a link to this team as well....

I've been on the site since January 2008. My profile name includes my goal weight, but it turned out that was a number that COULD BE BEAT! After regaining my "Spark honeymoon" weight loss to within 12 pounds of my high weight by the end of my second year, I bumped along until this January.
I had an important event at the end of July that was my catalyst *and* motivation. I changed up my way of eating after reading Eat to Live. My challenge that started in January called for an average 2 lb loss per week, and I averaged 1.5 lbs. Slow, steady, consistent from January till end of July.
I don't eat a strict vegetarian diet, but I try to eat all whole foods and plenty o' vegetables. The weight came off and I've been maintaining between 117-123 since August 1st, so two months of maintenance so far.

I look forward to meeting you folks! Congrats to you all, I plan to learn a lot from you and hope I can help, too!

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10/6/11 12:28 A

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Welcome WHATEVR411!

Do you have pictures to share?

I started SP at 138 lbs in October 2010. My goal weight was supposed to be 125, which I reached on January 17, 2011. I have stayed at 125 (give or take a few pounds) ever since.


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9/29/11 3:51 P

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Thanks for the warm welcome and great advice! Hope everyone has a great day!

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9/27/11 11:46 P

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emoticon on your success emoticon

Linda (Florida - Eastern Standard Time )

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9/27/11 10:51 P

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emoticon and congrats on your weight loss! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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

Romans 14:20a (NIV)







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9/27/11 9:24 P

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Awesome! Congratulations! Happy to have you on board for this next phase in your/our journey. Maintenance. Woo-hoo!!! Not elusive at all. We can do this and will do this.

Mary
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SUSIEMT's Photo SUSIEMT SparkPoints: (223,917)
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9/27/11 3:53 P

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Congrats to you! You deserve this wonderful feeling. If only everyone could achieve this. Keep up the good work!

Susie South Central WI
“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”
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When you break down goals into smaller steps, it isn't even that hard. All you have to do is say "yes" to the right thing!



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9/27/11 2:04 P

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congrats! Good luck! emoticon

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9/27/11 1:57 P

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You've achieved a lot in a short time and now you're ready for the long haul of preserving the healthy body you have achieved. This team is a great group of supporting friends and we all wish you great success.

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9/27/11 1:37 P

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Congratulations and welcome!

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Bonita
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9/27/11 1:16 P

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A big congratulations to you. What a wonderful feeling to
have achieved such an amazing goal! emoticon

I agree with 4A-HEALTHY-BM. Stay focused. I found
that it was better at first to change very little of what
I had been doing. I gradually added calories until
I found that sweet spot. That took me nearly a year.
At first, I still lost some. Now, I am steady.

Hang out here. The support is just what we need to
maintain our commitment to our new wonderful way
of being.

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Susan

Edited by: ROSEWAND at: 9/27/2011 (13:17)
Lost sixty pounds.
Have been in maintenance
for four years and four months. Goal weight 126


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9/27/11 12:23 P

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emoticon emoticon good for you on doing such a great job

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

Don't make todays choices be tomorrows regret

Carol
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4A-HEALTHY-BMI's Photo 4A-HEALTHY-BMI Posts: 6,054
9/27/11 11:16 A

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Welcome!

There are a lot of folks here with good advice. I think the main thing is to keep checking in and stay engaged. It's when I drift away that the trouble happens...

Never, ever, EVER give up!

From BMI 53 (336 lbs) to under 30. Now aiming for less than 20% body fat.

Media
tinyurl.com/4a-healthy-bmi-me
dia


Weight chart
tinyurl.com/4A-HEALTHY-BMI-graph

Blogs
tinyurl.com/4a-healthy-bmi-in
dex


Maintenance Info
tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

Goal 155 +/- 3%


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9/27/11 11:12 A

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CONGRATULATIONS!! Isn't this just the best feeling ever? Now comes the hard part but we will all work together in our maintaining journeys! Welcome aboard!

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WHATEVR411's Photo WHATEVR411 Posts: 192
9/27/11 10:47 A

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Hi All:
I'm new to the maintenance lifestyle and am happy to join your team. I've recently hit my goal of a normal BMI and lost 71 pounds in 8.5 months to get there. I love my new lifestyle and I'm totally motivated to keep the weight off. I've always been overweight or obese, so I had no idea how great it feels to be healthy. Looking forward to learning from everyone's wisdom and experience!

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