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9/21/12 8:46 A

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Now if only the belly would refrain from filling out.

"Awareness is all."

"Letting go is much harder than fighting."
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"Everything is exactly the way it's supposed to be."

“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” —Gilda Radner

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference." --Reinhold Niebuhr


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9/21/12 8:37 A

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I have noticed that my face has filled out also in the last 11 months.

I am going with my original goal weight date even if I am now at a lower goal weight.

To decide on a weight is to decide on the life you want to live.


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9/20/12 10:33 P

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I've experienced this! Although I'm only two pounds above my lowest point since entering maintenance, I feel a bit more filled out than I was a few months ago when I started noticing my chest flattening out and my cheeks starting to sink in. Like NANCYANNE said, part of that might be because I found what should be the lower end of my range and went up a bit and part of it might be because my weight is redistributing. Whatever the cause, I'm happy with the results. This is where I'd like to stay!

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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NANCYANNE55's Photo NANCYANNE55 SparkPoints: (94,311)
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9/19/12 8:35 P

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Suzy, one thing I have found personally and also seen in my clients and others who have lost significant weight is that, not always but but often enough that it's worth noting, after a while of being at goal weight the places you wish weren't so skinny (usually boobs and face) seem to fill out a bit. Either the weight will go up a couple of pounds, or the fat will simply redistribute. This is part of the reason I tell women who had a full bust before and now are smaller to wait at least a year before they decide to get implants if they are considering them.

Edited by: NANCYANNE55 at: 9/19/2012 (20:37)
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9/19/12 8:22 P

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This is the question of the hour for me. A year ago, I was maintaining at just under 120, and pretty pleased with that. However, I've crept up to between 123 and 125, find that my face and arms look less scrawny, and most things fit. So is this my new "sustainable," or am I sliding down that slippery slope again? I'm going to cut back on my wine consumption and see what happens! I'll let you know.

"Awareness is all."

"Letting go is much harder than fighting."
—SUZYMOBILE

"Everything is exactly the way it's supposed to be."

“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” —Gilda Radner

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference." --Reinhold Niebuhr


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9/19/12 7:07 P

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Thanks to all the people who answered. I guess I will set my date when I get an official at goal at WW meeting weight.

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9/19/12 5:33 P

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My goal also goes up as I add muscle, TinaJane. Only a couple of pounds a year (women just don't add muscle much faster than that without steroids), but it still comes up for me to maintain a healthy body fat level.

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9/19/12 5:19 P

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I continued losing for a few months after I hit "goal" and started making the transition to maintenance but I still consider the day I entered the top of my range as my anniversary date. I've since lowered the middle point of my goal range. Ideally, I like to stay under that number but +/-4 pounds is an acceptable swing for me now. I weigh myself pretty much every day so I haven't been out of that range yet but I'm sure there will come a time when I'll creep up there and will need to take action. I haven't had any major challenges since I started maintenance other than a 10-day vacation. I was at the low end of my range when I left, came back in the middle and shifted back down a bit after returning to my normal eating and exercise habits a few days later. I'm sure I'll shift my goal weight again at some point down the road depending on how active I am. I'm doing a lot of muscle-building at the moment so I think that lets me maintain at a higher weight than I would shoot for if I were less muscular.

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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9/19/12 4:44 P

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I'd go with whatever date is was I hit my original goal weight.

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9/19/12 3:36 P

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I am quite new to this group but one of the members has a great tag line to the effect that you should write your goals in pencil because you may want to change them. After struggling to lose the last 5 lbs to my goal, I officially entered maintenance on 9-1-12. Then promptly lost 5 more lbs in the next two weeks. After some thought, I changed my goal to 13 lbs lower than my original goal. This will be lighter than I have been in over 25 years. I am hoping it will be sustainable. But as long as I stay below my original goal, I will consider my anniversary to be Sept. 1.

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9/19/12 3:13 P

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This is a hard question for me because I have hit my "new" goal a few times. Meaning I had a goal in mind but then kept losing unintentional. I picked the anniversary date for when I joined this group and filled out a spreadsheet because it was my all time lowest and really don't think I can lose anymore but I did drop 2 more lbs.




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9/19/12 2:28 P

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I go to Weight Watchers still, and since I am older, and 5' 8" tall, my goal weight there is 164. I do not feel that I will stop losing weight on my current, very satisfying and healthy diet. I plan to continue to eat what I eat from now on. Right now I am 5 pounds away from that, but I don't plan to do anything to "stop" there since I am eating the way I plan to eat forever. So my question is, when do I begin tracking my anniversary? I will be going there for free, and possibly leading a meeting soon as a lifetime member. I don't think I will find my "Official" resting place for quite a while, I am still losing at a rate of nearly a pound a week, although in September that has slowed somewhat. I may not rest at a range for a year or more, and I don't want to wait to begin posting anniversaries? I need that newer motivation. Can I set a wide range to start, then narrow it over the years?

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