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SUZYMOBILE
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11/22/12 9:47 A

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emoticon Tricia, and congrats on getting well into One-derland! Whether you're still losing (I had 7 to lose when I joined the team) or settling into maintenance, this is a great team!

"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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OHMEMEME
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11/22/12 9:13 A

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Welcome! I am new here also and share commonalities with you. Best wishes and looking forward to sharing. We can do this! I am finally realizing that maintainance is a process and lifestyle just as weightloss. That has been my problem in the past...get to goal or close to it and go back to the "old ways of eating and thinking" and BAM! The weight is back plus. Not this time! Keep Sparking and together will will master this plan...


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SUZYMOBILE
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11/22/12 8:15 A

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Hey, welcome JSTETSER, NH friend! emoticon emoticon

You'll be a valuable addition to this team yourself! I've already found it incredibly helpful, and I haven't even been on it that long. I love the focus on data and information here, because I really believe that the numbers count when it comes to taking weight off and keeping it there.

"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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JSTETSER
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11/22/12 6:32 A

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I think that this team is going to really help me!



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CATMAGNET
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11/22/12 5:32 A

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From one running fiend to another, WELCOME to the team! The people here are awesome and the resources definitely match. Looking forward to getting to know you!

Jane

Camp Good Grief 5k 2012 - 31:50
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Ugly Sweater 5k Fun Run 2012 - 27:19
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11/21/12 11:35 P

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emoticon to the team. It's a great place to be with lots of support. It sounds like you are doing well and are right where you should be! emoticon

~Mako~


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SUZYMOBILE
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11/21/12 9:02 P

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emoticon Lois! You're already well ahead of the game, tracking and running! Another key is keeping your finger on the pulse of whatever you measure to determine that you are maintaining--be it weight on the scale, body fat %, how your clothes fit, how you feel, how you look, your time in a race.

"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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TINAJANE76
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11/21/12 8:46 P

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Hi Lois! Congratulations on your success and welcome to the team! We've got a pretty active and extremely supportive bunch here who are always willing to share their experiences and wisdom, so if you've got any specific questions about any aspect of maintenance, please don't hesitate to start up a new thread and ask. We've also got a database of lots of useful articles about maintenance in the Team Links section, which you can find on the right side of the page under the Team Stream. If you ever need anything, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders.
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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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LOISDESK
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11/21/12 8:37 P

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Hi everyone!
I'm not sure where I will end up weight wise, but I feel it's time to start looking at and transitioning to maintenance mode. I am determined this time that I will not gain the weight back so learning to maintain is key for me.

I've lost & gained weight a few times in my life but this time I believe I've made some life changes that will help me stay on track. Tracking my food is going to be important on an ongoing basis, I know that. Another change I've made is that I found a form of exercise that I actually enjoy...who would have thought it would be running!

I'm also approaching 50yrs of age and I know my body will be going through changes due to age, which is another reason I really want to stay on top of the weight issue.

I'm looking forward to reading all the posts here and learning all I can from you all!

Lois


“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. ”

― Mary Anne Radmacher


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