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4/12/13 9:55 P

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Congratulations! That's awesome!

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4/12/13 10:37 A

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Hi. Welcome to the team. Congratulations on keeping the weight off for three years. It has taken me 2 years to reach my goal weight and I don't plan on gaining any weight back. It gives me hope to know that others are keeping it off.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT, EST.

I lost 122 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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FELINA's Photo FELINA SparkPoints: (160,066)
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4/12/13 9:43 A

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on 3 year's maintenance !
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4/11/13 9:34 P

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emoticon Great job beating the odds and proving to us...and the rest of the world...that it really is possible to lose the weight and make it a lifestyle change that will endure! emoticon

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

"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin



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4/11/13 9:19 P

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4/11/13 8:32 P

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I want to add my congratulations for maintaining these past 3 year. emoticon emoticon m emoticon



Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

Don't make todays choices be tomorrows regret

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4/11/13 8:05 P

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Congratulations on your three years of maintenance! Wow! I hope I can maintain that long or longer. Thank you for joining. Best wishes to your continued success. Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4/11/13 6:18 P

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emoticon on your three years of maintenance! You've come to the right place for support and others that are on the same journey as you! emoticon

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TINAJANE76's Photo TINAJANE76 SparkPoints: (66,423)
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4/11/13 5:54 P

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Congratulations on three years of maintenance and welcome to the team! I encourage you to please stay active here not only to help you personally, but also to show the way to others who aren't quite as far along in their maintenance journeys. Please take a look around and let me or one of the other leaders know if you have any questions.

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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4/11/13 5:34 P

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Thank you everyone for the congratulations. I agree that food tracking is one of the keys to long term success. About a year after I lost the weight, I got lazy about food tracking and gained a few pounds. Learned my lesson and went back to tracking. It was a good experience, it made me realize that I would always need to be aware of what I was eating in order to avoid gaining. Another benefit of food tracking is that my doctor and I were able to use it twice now for medical reasons. The first was went I turned orange. We brought up SparkPeople and reviewed my food for the past few weeks. Waaayyyy too much vitamin A via some low calorie pumpkin muffins. The second time, I was having problems with stomachaches. My doctor looked my SparkPeople food journal and noticed that, while my calories were fine, I was eating a large volume of food. He had me switch to more caloric dense food, (nuts instead of huge servings of veggies, etc.) for some meals to see if this was the problem. It was, I cut back on the volume but stayed within my caloric range. (I took the food swapping in "Eat This Not That" too far. :-))

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4/11/13 4:59 P

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I think most people need to know that there are many maintainers who didn't make it all in one jump. I think so many people get off track seriously because they think they should be able to drop weight in a straight line and then just live there. I think a lot more people would get there if they realized this. Hope you share more of your story with us at some point! And congratulations.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
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AUTHENTICALLYME's Photo AUTHENTICALLYME Posts: 3,716
4/11/13 3:23 P

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Congratulations on your 3 Year Anniversary!
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4/11/13 1:25 P

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Way to go!! Three years is one of those landmarks that marks less risk for re-gain! Congratulations!

Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
10/1/13-10/1/14-Gained back 50-peeling it off!






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4/11/13 12:35 P

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Congratulations! For me, the key to keeping my weight off (10 years now), is continuing to track my food. If I don't track, I'm sunk!

Maintenance is as much work as losing, but it has the advantage of allowing us to do it in cuter clothes - BESSHAILE

Maintaining since March 2003
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LIVIN2LOVE1's Photo LIVIN2LOVE1 Posts: 398
4/11/13 12:33 P

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Great Job! Wow! 3 years is amazing. I hit goal last July and it's been a struggle to maintain but I'm learning.

You are definitely an inspiration!

Kim


Great men are said to have four things in common: they speak softly, have a capacity for hard work, a deep conviction for their cause, and a consuming belief in their ability to do it.
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4/11/13 12:02 P

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Hi, I've been at my goal weight for three years. I joined a weight loss program at my local gym in Oct 2009. My highest weight was 225 pounds. When I joined the program I was at 187. In Feb 2010 I hit my goal weight of 125 and have maintained that weight since.

I've learned a lot about eating right, which has been the reason for my success. I don't have a lot of will power, so I needed choices, and those choices come from knowledge about calories, fat, protein, and carbs.



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