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EATNBOOGERS
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7/29/12 1:19 P

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I'm new and I'm from CO, too. I don't have "experience" with this, but I think new goals are important, too.

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MRSRACHELS
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7/29/12 11:07 A

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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!!

I will be looking for a new goal other than just maintenance. Id really like to find a triathlon around me and start training for that. I started training for one early this summer but all of my friends drop out so I did too and I really wish I hadn't. I'd love to say I completed one. my friends and I are singed up for a bunch of mud runs but those are more fun than serous athletics.

Anyway hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend :) TTYS

*~ I'm Rachel, wife to Dan, mom to 4 year old Will ~*


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LJR4HEALTH
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7/28/12 9:02 P

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emoticonRachel Hope to see you join us on our Maintenance anniversary where we get to celebrate your success with you here's the link ot add your anniversary date:

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7/28/12 5:47 P

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Welcome from another Colorado maintainer!! I started with the goal of developing healthy habits that I could keep for a lifetime ... So I just kept doing those same things. Ended up lower on the scale than would have set as a goal. But since I feel good and am satisfied with this amount/type of foods and exercise, I just keep on keeping on. I do find that if I slack on exercise or indulge in Mindless Eating, I gain. Celebrating Happy, Healthy You!

"Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress." I Timothy 4:15

1 Cor. 10:23 "Everything is permissable, but not everything is beneficial."
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ONEKIDSMOM
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7/28/12 2:16 P

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Welcome, Rachel.

When I got to my original goal weight, I was scared of maintenance, too... never did get that part "down" before. That was 2 1/2 years ago. What I ended up doing was increasing the calories a little bit, but stopping when I was being filled by what I was eating, and letting my body decide what it's REAL natural weight was. It ended up being about 25 pounds LESS than my original goal... and I've been maintaining here for almost two years now.

Good luck with the transition. It's still JUST as important to eat well, nutritiously, and not TOO much... but now you add the "not TOO little" to the equation.

- Barb

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

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SKIRNIR
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7/28/12 2:07 P

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That is quite similar to how I entered maintenance. Reached my goal in December 2010, I think. Then cut my exercise from 60 minutes to 40 minutes per day. Was still slowly loosing weight after a month of that, so then I raised my calories a little bit and then after a month, I was finally starting to remain steady rather than loosing. IE make changes slowly and wait for results. I still track my calories, with a no track day maybe once a month. I do try and not quite obsess as much about it, but not the most successful in that one.

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LITTLEBO
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7/28/12 1:38 P

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Hi, Rachel I'm new to maintenance, too. I'm slowly trying to increase my calories, which has been harder than I thought. Eating healthy is eating healthy. My weight loss diet plan is the plan I'm going to follow forever...so I'm trying to remember to eat higher calorie versions of my usual food (almond milk, cottage cheese, meat, etc.)
I did start weighing myself every day. I wanted to see how my weight fluctuated (or more acurately didn't fluctuate) as I ate more. I still track daily. I'm trying to prove to myself that more calories, and even a day of higher calories isn't going to put the fat back on overnight.
Lastly, I'm trying not to worry to much about it. I know I need to stay on top of my eating habits, but I don't have to obsess about it.


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Healthy eating is the end goal. Losing weight is a bi-product of it.


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ELECTRALYTE
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7/28/12 1:26 P

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HI Rachel! Welcome!
I am ALWAYS in weight loss mode myself. If not, it comes right back in a hurry. It took me a really long time to lose 70 lbs. at my age and my body holds on to every calorie.
So far maintenance has been the same. emoticon

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7/28/12 12:42 P

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Hi Rachel and welcome to the group! You look fantastic and I love the photos you've got up on your page with your progression. I lost about 80 pounds over two years and shifted into maintenance in March once I got into a healthy range. I continued to slowly lose weight as I settled into maintenance in part because I wanted to do it slowly. Like you, the idea of maintenance really scared me. Weight loss I can do. Maintenance I've never been successful at. My strategy has been to very slowly increase my calories until my weight levelled off. It finally has about ten pounds under my original goal and I feel healthy and comfortable at my current weight. Even though weight loss isn't a goal anymore, I think it's important to set other goals to help stay motivated. I've found it really useful to set fitness goals so I have something to strive for. Good luck as you settle into maintenance and feel free to stop by my page any time if you need anything.
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My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.

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GERMANIRISHGIRL
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7/28/12 12:15 P

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Trish
OH EDT zone

Small steps + time(cubed) = big SUCCESS

MAINTENANCE is NOT for SISSY-DAWGS!


 
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MRSRACHELS
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7/28/12 11:22 A

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HI there!

My name is Rachel and I very recently hit my goal weight. my head is still spinning and I'm not quite sure how to get myself out of wight loss mode. after 2 years of trying to lose its hard to readjust! I just got back from a Vegas trip and was kind of relived that my weight went just over my range. lol yep I wanted to be in the position where Id have to be focused on weight loss again even if it was just for a bit, just 2lbs but at least I knew how to concur that lol. the whole maintenance thing has me a bit at a loss. I read a lot of the articles here and Ive been studding up on my body type. I am experimenting with every smart phone app I can find to make tracking supper easy! even though I'm kind of an organizational nut and I like tracking and seeing progress, if I don't have a goal tracking may fall by the wayside and then the weight will slowly creep its way back on... or at lest that's my fear.

Anyway I thought it would be nice to hear from some other maintainers who will understand and maybe even have some tips and tricks. maybe makes some new SP buddies along the way, I look forward to getting to know you all! talk to you soon :)



*~ I'm Rachel, wife to Dan, mom to 4 year old Will ~*


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