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I was very inspired a few years ago by another member who had lost her weight in "installments." This just seemed smart to me. I have followed the same basic plan for three years. Each year, changes to the plan evolved rather naturally, so that now I feel quite comfortable. I've lost more each year, and may lose still more, but I consider myself in maintenace because I am not changing anything to lose more, just to refine my choices according to my evolving appetite. I like your approach, too, and guess that you will have less of a struggle than some. I wish more people knew they don't have to do it all at once.
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Congratulations! Wow! Awesome! Keep up the great job. Linda from bean town
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Awesome! Losing 100 lbs is a memorable accomplishment. Be proud!
I'm relatively new here, been maintaining since autumn, but didn't join the team until January. Welcome!
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Happily vegetarian for 40 years.
Team Co-Leader: SP Class of May 6-12, 2012
Yay, I'm so glad to finally see you here, Amanda! (I've been pestering her for quite a while to join us, lol.) Many congratulations on reaching the 100-pound mark. That's a huge achievement and I know you must feel great. Have a look around and please let me know if you have any questions. This is a fabulous team and I learn new things just about every day from our members.
My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.
Central European Time (CET), Venice, Italy
Amanda and a big on your successful change to a healthier lifestyle! You are right where you need to be! This is a very supportive place! There are lots of good ideas on how to maintain your loss and/or lose the little that is left. I'm glad you are here.
Congratulations! That is a great accomplishment. Now is the right time to join this team and start making the transition to maintenance. You couldn't ask for a better or more supportive group than this one!
Denise (Half Fanatic #1279) - PDT Time Zone
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Congratulations on your achievement and a warm welcome to this team.
Penny, Christchurch, NZDT GMT+12
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Congratulations, Amanda and welcome to this team. I wish I would have discovered it sooner, but I am very grateful for all the articles posted and the scientific approach. The statistics for maintaining get better each year you maintain. Wishing you the very best!!
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This is a great group of people with a ton of support! Congrats on your amazing achievement!
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Congratulations! I am so excited for you, and I think you will find this team very supportive and helpful!
San Diego, CA
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Congratulations on your amazing loss! I think you'll find that by losing it really slowly, you will have a pretty natural transition to maintenance. I'm with you--I knew I never wanted to have to lose that 100 pounds again either, and I'm looking at one year of maintenance this Saturday!! You can do it!
Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
1/29/14-Gained back 20-peeling it off!
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Hello! My name is Amanda and I've been looking forward to joining this team for a very long time. My weight loss journey has been SLOW SLOW SLOW and I'm not quite to the end, but today I reached a major milestone - 100 lbs lost - and this is the point where I decided to start transitioning into maintenance. I have about 18 lbs to go, but I want to continue to take them real slow as I learn how to maintain. I never want to have to lose this weight again.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you guys here! :)
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