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1/15/12 5:53 P

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Hi Mel! Welcome to Spark! Like you, I also joined when I hit my weight loss goal - Spark has a lot of helpful resources that are helping me learn how to live a balanced life - with proper diet and exercise. I'm tiptoeing my way into real life eating after coming from a regimented diet plan.

Good job on staying within range!

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1/11/12 2:53 P

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Thanks for the welcomes, I really appreciate them and the good advice.

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1/10/12 7:14 P

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I know exactly what mean. I just reached maintenance too and boy has it been a huge mind boggler. I did not expect the anxiousness I'm experiencing. It really caught me by surprise. However, little by little, I am starting to become more comfortable, but, it is truely an adjustment.



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1/8/12 2:01 P

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hello and welcome to the team

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1/8/12 11:05 A

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Hi Mel. Welcome and congratulations for reaching your weightloss goal. Maintenance does indeed take a different kind of mindset and like most things, the longer you're at it the more comfortable you'll get with it. I don't think there is anything wrong with weighing more than once a week. This way you can take immediate corrective action should you have to.
Happy maintaining.
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1/8/12 10:18 A

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Welcome MELFOUCH!!!

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1/8/12 8:56 A

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Welcome, Mel! Definitely with you about the challenge of maintenance... and this is a great team to help keep that focus. Congrats on reaching your goals, and best wishes on making the transition to a true maintenance mind-set.

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1/8/12 8:37 A

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You will DEFinitely be glad you did! emoticon

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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."

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1/8/12 6:04 A

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Hi. Just joined and thought I should intruduce myself.

I got to my target weight in late November, and so far seem to be able to stay within a pound or two of it either way, but to be honest I think I'm more anxious about maintaining my weight than I was about losing it - I managed to restrict weigh-ins to once a week when I was trying to lose the pounds but now I seem to hop on every other day !

That's a big part of why I'm now using SparkPeople fully. I first joined in May last year, but I was already using a different website for my food and exercise logging at that time so it seemed best to stick with what was working and I just used Spark People to log my weight and to read some of the articles.

But I feel SparkPeople has more resources that help towards having a healthy lifestyle generally rather than just healthy weight loss, so I've recently switched my food and exercise logging to here and am and trying to become a bit more involved.

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