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PERIWINKLE88
PERIWINKLE88's Photo SparkPoints: (5,700)
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8/10/12 11:08 P

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I'm reading Thin for Life right now, and it's great. I'm writing up a "Maintenance Plan" for myself right now, with some guidelines and expectations for myself regarding self-monitoring, choices, how to self-correct, etc. Hoping that having some intentional plans will prevent my post-deprivation calorie spree from previous weight loss attempts.

~Peri

Lost 65 pounds just in time for my 40th birthday. Now maintaining my weight loss, training for a half marathon and lifting weights seriously. Love my body and love my life. It was all worth it!


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4A-HEALTHY-BMI
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8/9/12 8:14 A

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"Who cares if you can lose the weight if you can't keep it off?!"

Actually, given the research on yo-yo dieting, depending on the individual it may be worse to get if off if you can't keep it off...

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So, yeah. I'm all about figuring out how to keep it off, too. I'm just continuing to read and learn and trying to find ways to keep myself vigilant and accountable.

And like you, I started trying to wrap my mind around the whole "keeping it off" thing way before I reached goal weight... I'm pretty sure that was a big factor in me being here, right now.

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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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GERMANIRISHGIRL
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8/7/12 9:10 A

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OH EDT zone

Small steps + time(cubed) = big SUCCESS

MAINTENANCE is NOT for SISSY-DAWGS!


 
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PERIWINKLE88
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8/7/12 12:25 A

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Thank you all so much for your warm welcome and for the amazingly detailed and thoughtful comments on my page. I really have a lot to think about; it's a bit overwhelming.

But what I feel really good about this time around is that I'm planning ahead for maintenance and getting even more geared up for that than I did for losing the weight. I really think this is the most important team on this site. Who cares if you can lose the weight if you can't keep it off?! And unfortunately we know that the vast majority of people can't. I'd much rather being mindfully planning and preparing now, rather than mindlessly ruining my success after I get to goal. Been there, done that--not this time!

Anyway, thanks again for the wonderful welcome. Looking forward to lurking until I can really call myself a maintainer--and then let the fun begin!

~Peri

Lost 65 pounds just in time for my 40th birthday. Now maintaining my weight loss, training for a half marathon and lifting weights seriously. Love my body and love my life. It was all worth it!


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MOBYCARP
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8/6/12 9:07 P

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Welcome to the team, Peri! You'll find that maintenance requires some of the same skills as losing, but a different mindset. I left a more detailed comment on your blog; it looks like you're getting plenty of feedback there.


- Kevin

"Discipline is remembering what you want. " - David Campbell

Max Lifetime Weight, 221
SP Start Weight, 196.6
Initial SP Goal, 175
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HOLLY255255
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8/6/12 8:25 P

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Welcome, Peri!!

Holly/Texas. Time Zone: CST; Don't do anything today you can't maintain for the rest of your life; Studies show a mere 11 minutes of weight training 3 times a week is enough to reduce your body fat and raise your metabolism.


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ONEKIDSMOM
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8/6/12 7:31 P

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emoticon I joined the At Goal and Maintaining team a few pounds above my initial goal weight. As the months rolled by and I experimented, the weight continued to drift down until about two years ago when I said, "that's enough". In brief, I let my body decide what its final "home weight range" would be, once I found the comfortable level of activity and nutrition that I was willing to say, "this is for life".

You will find what works for YOU... and you said it all when you said this time you intend to commit as much effort into maintaining as you did to lose it in the first place. THAT is what works, long term: being conscious, living in the now, and changing habits for a lifetime.

So glad to see you here!

- Barb

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


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MYSTERY-LADY1
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8/6/12 7:31 P

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Make "YOU" a priority today!





BESTSUSIEYET
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8/6/12 7:18 P

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Welcome! My advise is to think about what healthy habits you WILL keep up for life ... As you continue with those habits, your weight will stabilize, and THAT is your goal weight. God Bless You on your Journey to Health!

"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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LITTLEBO
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8/6/12 1:04 P

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Hi, Peri. I joined the maintenance team "early", too. (I've only been in maintenance once month.) I found it really helpful to start getting in that mindset and getting a game plan together before I actually "got there". That has been my downfall other times I reached my goal weight. I had no clue what to do once I was there. Planning ahead is important.


Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

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


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62NVON
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8/6/12 11:34 A

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Hi Peri!

I left you an extensive comment on your blog. As for what works and doesn't work in maintenance, it's been a trial and error thing for me.

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~Christie in NC

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Highest weight: 251
Maintenance weight: 138
Over 110 pounds gone for good!


PERIWINKLE88
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8/6/12 10:30 A

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Hi all, my name is Peri and I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel--down 55 pounds with 15 (or so) to go. I am starting to read everything I can get my hands on about maintaining--not as much out there as there is about losing! I'm trying to figure out what it is that maintainers do and don't do that works. I know what I've done in the past hasn't worked, that's for sure!

THIS TIME I'm going to do it right and put as much (or more) effort into maintaining than I did into losing. Part of that is figuring out a goal weight, and I'm really struggling with that. I would like to look to my role models (you!) for some advice. I wrote a blog post about my thoughts on it and would welcome any feedback:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5003222

Thanks much--and looking forward to "officially" joining you!

~Peri

Lost 65 pounds just in time for my 40th birthday. Now maintaining my weight loss, training for a half marathon and lifting weights seriously. Love my body and love my life. It was all worth it!


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