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9/19/12 5:37 A

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I am excited and a little nervous about maintenance, but here I am, at my goal. I guess like everyone else I am thinking a few more pounds. Mostly for a "range to live with." But I do not feel deprived with what I am eating and doing so I will keep on keeping on and see where the scale leads. In the meantime, glad to be here. Love getting dressed these days. Love feeling healthy! Hope to learn from everyone.

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9/18/12 8:11 P

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emoticon Barb! Welcome to the team! emoticon

Your post sounds a lot like my maintenance quandary..Do I stay put or do I keep going for more?

Like yourself, also, I have to keep watch of my body's reaction, as I tend to find myself not eating *enough*, and I begin to feel the side effects. Maintenance is such a slippery slope, as it can be hard to find that perfect sticking point. But we'll get there! emoticon

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9/18/12 8:07 P

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LOGOULD, I know how you feel. My absolute lowest at my current height was 135 and I always have that number in the back of my head. But, I was only 16, wasn't nearly as athletic or muscular as I am now and my body has changed quite a bit over the past 20 years. 145-150 is a much more realistic range for me now and I think I'd have to take pretty drastic measures to get down to 135 again--something I'm not willing to do. I think a big part of settling on a goal weight is deciding how much work you're willing to keep up permanently in order to stay there. I'm fine with my exercise levels, but I'd be quite unhappy if I had to eat at my old weight loss levels just to maintain my weight. I'm happier being a bit higher up in my range and being able to live with more calories.

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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9/18/12 5:51 P
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Still trying to figure out where to set MY goal weight - I hit my Spark goal well over a year ago, and continued to lose, probably a little lower than is realistically possible to maintain. My Spark goal was 147 and I am at 143.6, but would like to be closer to 135. I am almost 52 and 5' 6" tall. In all honesty, I'd like to be closer to 130, but I don't see myself being able to maintain that without changing my profession to gym rat, so now to decide if I can be happy at 140 or to shoot for the 135. Any suggestions?

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9/18/12 1:49 P

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Welcome to the team! I personally find challenges and accountability helpful in keeping me focused in maintenance. I've done some challenges on other teams and look forward to doing my first maintenance challenge here when the next one starts up. For accountability, I sometimes buddy up with people for periodic check ins and I also post on the daily check-in thread here.


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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9/18/12 5:21 A

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Welcome to the team! Congratulations on your success. 126 is my goal weight as well. I find sometimes 126-128 is best for me, other times 124-126. I continued to lose after hitting goal until I got the hang of maintenance. Even if you start thinking of yourself as a maintainer, you may see those last 2 pounds go.

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9/18/12 3:26 A

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Hello and welcome to an informative, supportive team. emoticon Congratulations on your achievement and here's to all our maintenance efforts! Together, emoticon

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9/17/12 11:08 P

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Hi Pressingon! emoticon Congratulations on your weight loss. emoticon I am in the process of deciding what to do with 2 lbs to goal. I had an injury that has severely limited activity and I discovered I was undereating. So I have been upping calories (lost 3 lbs in 3 days after eating more) and am thinking I need to rethink my goal for now. A sp team member helped me calculate my basil metabolic rate and then get the calorie maintenance level from there. This is a great team - very supportive, knowledgeable and encouraging.

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9/17/12 10:54 P

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Hi, y'all
I just joined this team. It's been a long process for me getting here. I'm sure many of you feel the same way. The past few days I have hit 2 pounds to my original goal. I found myself needing to readjust the eating plan we were using because my body was giving me signals that I needed to eat more than what I had been eating. As I make the adjustments, I am not sure if my weight will go down another 2 pounds. My focus has now become: stay with the good healthy eating habits established, gradually increase calorie intake to find what a maintenance level should be, and build up exercise and strength training again.

This team seems like a good place to help me through the challenges I will encounter as I learn to maintain my new low weight. Any suggestions of activities that each of you enjoy with this team would be appreciated.

It's good to be here at last!

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