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2/14/13 3:48 P

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Hi Shawnee, Get job on losing weight. I am new also and need to learn to add a few more calories a day. Best wishes, Linda from bean town

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2/13/13 7:51 A

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Hello there. I am Susan, my good friends call me Shawn or Shawnee. I have finally hit my goal weight, actually just under. I have no idea how to maintain except to keep doing what I am doing I suppose. i need to make some time to read up on this group/the threads.

I get on the treadmill every morning 2-4 miles and always get in my 10,000 steps total. Not much strength training (my downfall) and only recently have I started to log my food again. This is why i have finally lost the weight. Still have more toning to do.

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2/6/13 6:58 P

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Welcome to the team Joyce! Best wishes on your journey. Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2/6/13 8:16 A

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Welcome to the team!



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2/4/13 6:47 P

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Thanks MJ! Well, I am not quite at the "desired lifestyle" yet, but I am working on it and I am close! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to all the support offered!


But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 KJV


"Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go." Is 48:17





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2/4/13 5:26 P

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emoticon Joyce! I think most of us here are living their desired lifestyle, at least trying! emoticon This is a great place to be and full of support, so it's really hard NOT to be successful on this team! I'm glad you have joined and look forward to sharing your successes with you!

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2/4/13 6:55 A

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Hi all,

I am Joyce and I am now maintaining my original goal weight, however, I lowered my final goal weight and hope to achieve this goal during this year. I have been on Spark since July, 2010 and have lost around 60 pounds. My way of life and eating habits have definitely taken a huge permanent change, as has my fitness habits. I am interested in conitinuing to track at least 5 or 6 days per week, having room for visits with family in other cities. Hope everyone here is living their dersired lifestyle and finding it beneficial !


But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 KJV


"Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go." Is 48:17





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2/2/13 8:07 A

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Hi Carol: My mantra is,"losing weight is a skill, maintaining weight is a way of life." It's never to early to envision what your life, your day to day will look like as a maintainer. I am convinced that if you think about and start adopting those day to day behaviors you lose and more easily transition into maintenance with lasting success.

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1/13/13 9:38 P

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emoticon Carol. You've come to the right place. I understand the back to back pregnancies. I had four kids in 5 years, with the first three in only 3 1/2 years. You will have lots of support here. I'm glad you are here! emoticon

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1/13/13 5:51 P

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I agree. The sustainability aspect is something that is often neglected in the enthusiasm generated by weight loss, especially if the results are coming quickly. We need to realise that getting to goal isn't the achievement that matters, it's staying there that is the true goal and which is very hard to do if you haven't retrained your brain to accept lifetime changes. We need to find a way to eat and move healthily through all the events that time and age can throw at us. This in something that only individuals can do for themselves - there's really no rule of thumb to follow as we all have particular circumstances and personalities to deal with.

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For me, a "maintenance mindset" is developing and continuing healthy habits that you can sustain for a lifetime. Some people are able to do that while they're losing weight and it can make the transition to maintenance easier because you don't have to change much. If you approach your weight loss with the attitude that you need to be very restrictive to reach your goals, you might find it hard to adjust once weight loss is no longer your target. I had that mentality in my past attempts to lose weight and regained the weight every time. This time I tried to develop habits I could see myself sustaining for the rest of my life and have been successful in maintenance for the first time ever.

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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1/13/13 4:27 P

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Hi all, What is the mind set you keep talking about. You should eat less and move more. I am at goal weight and have lost a little bit more. I want to stay the same weight not less. Best wishes, Linda from bean town

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emoticon to the right place to achieve your goals!

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You've come to the right place, Carol. Welcome! I think most of our maintainers would agree that having a maintenance mindset, even if you're still in weight-loss mode, is an important key to long-term success. Please feel to join our discussions and let us know if you have any questions. Good luck in your journey to better health!


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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1/12/13 8:17 A

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Welcome Carol!
I too have experienced more success by looking at this from a maintenance pov. I had never done that in the past, and I think that has been what has made the difference this time. It doesn't (didn't) matter how long it took, I wanted to be able to practice and adopt sustainable healthy habits all along the way, so I could have a better chance of continued success, and I'm glad I did it that way.

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1/12/13 7:55 A

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emoticon welcome Carol there have been many articles on how we should maintain before we lose so you are in the right place for your goals emoticon forward

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1/12/13 7:53 A

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You have the right mind-set for long term success! I could have written your post three or four years ago. My most recent loss was conducted with maintenance as the goal, and you know, it works so much better!

The focus on lifestyle is key. Live like you will live for the rest of your life, and the scale will take care of itself. emoticon emoticon

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Hello all,
You might wonder why I'm here, with 50lbs to lose...
well I WAS at my goal weight, before I had two children back to back. So now I've returned to spark to try and lose the weight again, but I think I need a paradigm shift, I need to think of myself as in maintenance, so that when I reach my goals, I don't backslide again. Hope you all can help me learn to not lose weight, but maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Thanks
Carol

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