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12/17/12 10:23 A

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Welcome to maintenance and it's a great place to be. Congrats on your journey and reaching your goal! It's such a good feeling!!! emoticon I was so worried about the maintenance phase and have found this team to be full of support and inspiration. I'm only 3 weeks into maintenance, but plan on staying here!!!

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12/16/12 1:53 P

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emoticon to the group and emoticon on your weight loss. You will receive lots of support here so that you can continue being successful in the maintenance stage. I look forward to getting to know you better.

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12/14/12 12:38 A

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I made just getting into my normal BMI range my goal and it has been almost effortless to maintain. I'm pretty sure I'm still there, but I weigh in only 4x a year now, so I won't know for another week, but my pants are fitting even a little looser. I'm just not willing to do anything more strict, so I stay, but you may discover after maintaining for a bit you could still happily reduce your intake. Just enjoy the holidays.

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12/14/12 12:34 A

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Thanks for the welcomes! It is so nice to be here!

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12/13/12 6:10 P

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Welcome and congratulations! I did it the slow way too, and it has been the first time I have been able to maintain and to reach an ultimate goal over the course of yo-yoing for about 20 years!
This is a great team- you'll like it here.

Edited by: MKELLY72 at: 12/13/2012 (18:11)
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12/13/12 5:31 P

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welcome to Maintenance! You can be very proud you've made your goal. Now you can concentrate on staying there. emoticon

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12/13/12 2:44 P

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emoticon and emoticon on your marvelous achievements so far! You are going to just love this team and all the wisdom and motivation that you'll get to continue into this next phase of your journey!

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12/13/12 1:49 P

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Welcome and Congrats!

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12/13/12 3:41 A

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Welcome to the team and congratulations on reaching your goal, VTRICIA! I also made a slow transition to maintenance after getting out of the "overweight" category and continued slowly losing for a few months after reaching my initial goal. That put me 10-15 pounds below the top of my range and that's where I've been maintaining since then. Have a look around the team threads and links and please let me or one of the other leaders know if you need anything. If you have a specific question you'd like to put out to the team, please feel free to start up a new discussion thread. Welcome again and many congratulations!
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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. Had a baby at the end of April 2016 and am working to get back to my pre baby form, or at least as close to it as I realistically can!

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12/12/12 11:54 P

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Hello and welcome! emoticon

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12/12/12 9:42 P

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12/12/12 8:42 P

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I've been looking forward to joining the group for months! And now I'm here, I have no clue what to say. Well, my goal for 2012 was to try for 165, and I was 164.75 this morning. It's taken my the whole year. But that was my plan, so I'm actually really surprised. I knew it would be slow going because I was nursing a baby.

At first I just wanted to lose the weight I'd put on since I'd had the baby, which was like 17 pounds; back out of the obese range. But as I experienced success and saw the success of others, I began to think maybe I could do more. I decided to shoot for a healthy BMI. I'm 5' 7.5" and a lot of programs don't do half inches, so 165 is still slightly high but I think I can definitely transition to maintenance.

My goal now is to increase my lean bodyfat percentage to 76 (from 79). I also want to be able to do a Pullup and run a mile. I wanted a fitbit to celebrate reaching 165, but I got it a little early. It's helped me be motivated to do cardio on a daily basis. I will also continue calorie cycling, just eating at the bottom of my range for two or three days and the top of my range for one.

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