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2/14/13 11:57 P

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Thank you all for your warm welcome and your helpful tips! I appreciate it!

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2/14/13 3:43 P

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Hi all, Before using the trackers I would write down what I ate. I think this helped to plan and know what you are eating. It really helps you eat less. I also drink a glass of water before meals. Try to eat slowly so your brain knows when you are full. Linda from bean town

Edited by: MOONCHILD8 at: 2/15/2013 (15:28)
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2/13/13 2:01 P

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NELLJONES:

thanks. maybe i'll try that.

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2/12/13 8:30 A

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I don't know about tracking less, but tracking differently might work. I do a more general journal now than when I did when losing.

Nell

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2/12/13 8:13 A

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FISHPOND7: interesting links, thanks.

i want to try tracking less, but am not sure i can maintain without it. .



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2/11/13 5:30 P

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Hi Bookaphile and welcome Jeannie, I like that idea of the jar to reward yourself for maintaining your weight. Best wishes on maintaining and transitioning. Linda from bean town

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2/11/13 11:13 A

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Hi BOOKAPHILE and welcome to you and Jeannie....what a great idea about the WOOHOO jar!
Maintaining is MUCH tougher than losing and this team is THE BEST! There is so much good solid knowledge to be gleaned from so many successful maintainers. Hang out with these winners and you are sure to become one. That's why I am here! So much to learn about maintaining, but number one is that you cannot stop doing what made you successful in losing. You just need to learn to take it up a notch and NOT do the things that have always cause you to regain in the past.

"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)

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2/11/13 10:24 A

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I'm about 10-15 lbs away from goal and finally have come to realize that if I'm going to keep this weight off, I will have to use the same tools and same diligence I used to lose the weight.
I'm kinda a adrenaline junkie, love the rush of seeing that loss, so my challenge will be staying focused when the results are not immediate.

I'm thinking a woohoo jar with a dollar in it for everyday I maintain my loss.....

Jeannie

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2/9/13 8:16 P

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2/9/13 6:21 P

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Welcome! I'll add to the chorus that tracking is very helpful for maintenance (and essential for me!). There may be some people who can learn to eat intuitively, but I don't seem to be one of them (Darn!). I'm going on ten years of maintenance (I can hardly believe that!), and can easily gain 5 pounds in a week if I don't track.

I lost my weight with Weight Watchers, so after maintaining for a while, I decided to see how I was doing nutritionally, and that's how I found Sparkpeople. As we get more comfortable with maintaining the weight loss, most of us find other goals to strive for - fitness goals, life goals, etc.



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2/9/13 3:36 P

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I'm going on two years of maintenance and I still have to track my food. I did take a break a while back and gained about 7 lbs back. That was enough to make me realize I need the accountability! emoticon

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2/9/13 1:46 P

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Here are a couple of articles that will give you something to seriously think about in regards to counting calories and staying on top of your weight loss.
jeffnovick.com/RD/Newsletter/Entries
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012/8/2_How_To_Successfully_Count_CaR>lories.html


www.jeffnovick.com/RD/Newsletter/Ent
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Here's another article that is most interesting if you still have some weight to lose:
jeffnovick.com/RD/Newsletter/Entries
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And finally, I wrote a blog regarding counting calories (and, implied) recording them, in losing weight and maintaining weight loss. It's similar to the second link above because it is written from my notes taken at a lecture given by the writer of the second article above.
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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nal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214475


Good luck to you. You sound like you are on a mission. You are doing the right thing to get informed and to find what is going to work for the rest of your life.

Edited by: FISHPOND7 at: 2/9/2013 (13:55)
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2/9/13 1:28 P

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When I started my journey about 130 pounds ago, I knew that I needed to track my food and exercise for the rest of my life. That was a given.

As far as other tips, I'm still struggling myself, but I still continue to make that daily commitment to myself to do the best I can with eating healthy and exercise, and I've been successful now for the past few weeks at keeping the weight fairly stable, but it's still going to take time. I know that checking in daily has helped on the daily check-in threads in this team to help me be accountable and get support when I need it, as well as setting non-weight related goals, such as the races that I have signed up for so far this year. It gives me new goals to shoot for where I'm not being obsessed about food.

Anyhow, that's what's been working for me so far...best of luck with everything! :)

Jane

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Hi BOOKAPHILE and welcome! I'm almost a year into maintenance and I find that I also need to continue to track. It's become part of my daily routine just like everything else I do. I just see it as part of the bargain of what I need to do to maintain. Sure, there are some days where I don't want to, but I know doing it keeps me on the right track.

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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There are a lot of things in life I'd rather not have to do anymore, like mowing the lawn or running the vacuum or putting gas in the car. But I do them because if I don't I won't like what comes next: an overgrown lawn, a filthy house, a car that won't run. Keeping that journal is like that. If I want to keep the life I have, I keep doing those things.

Frankly I'd rather journal than vacuum. But I do both regularly.

Nell

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2/9/13 11:33 A

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I feel your pain. I had lost all the weight met my goals withing a few months of joining spark and it has been slowly creeping back on over the years. It is a lifetime challenge my friend but emoticon

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2/9/13 11:30 A

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Hi team!
I reached my goal about 3 years ago and couldn't wait to stop tracking. It took a year to gain it all back. emoticon
Since November, I've lost 24 pounds, and I have about 5 more to go to reach my goal again.
I have decided already that I will HAVE to continue to track my food if I want to maintain.
I think I also need the encouragement and tips from you who are experienced maintainers. (I want to be like you when I grow up!) emoticon
I'll be around...

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