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and congrats on being here (maintaining). I've found it a wonderful and supportive place. Great ideas and super people. Hope to "hear" from you soon and often.
hello and welcome to the team
Brown Deer, WI
leader of Weight Watchers Support team - leader
Elaine! This is a great team to help us remember how important it is to keep on taking care of ourselves and our health, beyond "reaching" goal weight. It's a whole new skill set, and if you're coming down in activity levels it is going to take some adjusting. But you can do it, and this team is a great one to help!
Defeat is temporary: giving up makes it permanent! Never give up!
Max lifetime weight 224.5
Maintaining with 122 marked as "goal" since October 2010
Congratulations and best of luck, Elaine! You will find so much support and so many resources with this Team!!
***Leslie on Cape Cod***
Sometimes it's not easy to get motivated to workout or go to the gym. But when I am finished, I have NEVER once said, "Gee, I wish I didn't do that."
~~ELEVEN pounds in ELEVEN weeks in two thousand ELEVEN~~
Elaine, WELCOME to the team! I haven't been here very long, and worried about keeping the weight off, but we're all in this together!
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“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
70 lbs. done!
I've been on Spark since September 2010 and at one point had lost 48 pounds to get to a lower weight than I have ever been (well at least in a long long time...) I knew I could lose, but have not been so sure I can maintain. I have lost before, several times...
I also started running, which was a nice catalyst for my weight loss. It really shaped and toned my body and gave me some confidence especially since I've never been a runner and didn't know if I could be. I have done 3 5K's and doubt I'll ever run a marathon, but still enjoy my 3-4 mile runs.
I haven't been able to run as much and miss that. My exercise level has declined, but I commute to work (2 hours lost) and have my family to care for and sometimes, running is just not an option. I have gained back 5-6 pounds and think that I might keep it and just try for some toning. In some of the pictures I saw of myself, I actually thought I was looking sickly, even though I didn't think I was thin enough.... Not sure were to set my weight goal at.
Anyhow, I'm going to try and maintain 135, give or take a few, for now. I know what it takes, but my resolve isn't as strong as it had been. I'm glad to find this board and hoping for some inspiration from those of you who have learned how to maintain.
I live in Maryland, work in DC, have a 25 year old, a college student and a high school senior....plus two dogs. (Oh yeah, and a husband!)
-Race for Womens Health 5K 4/30/11 33:41
-Women's Distance Festival 5K 5/22/11 31:36
-Howard County Police Pace 5K 9/11/11 29:43
-Flemmington Turkey Troy 5K 11/24/11 31:28
-Warrior Dash Mechanicsville MD 5/19/12 Survived
-Rememberance Run 5/28/12 31:02